Mrs. Portener

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Lia Portener


My name is Lia Portener and began the 2019-2020 school year as Washington Elementary's full-time district Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP). 

My husband of 14 years and I moved down to Riverside from the Detroit, Michigan area in the summer of 2015 and currently have two rescue pets (a German Shepherd mix dog and a Bengal mix cat). I was born and raised just outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and moved to Michigan during High School. I earned both my Undergraduate degree and my Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. I enjoy camping, off-roading, hiking, watching movies, and delicious food. 

This is my 8th year working as an SLP in the schools and I continue to find so much joy and excitement in the work that I do. I have experience working with toddlers up through to high school. I have worked with many children at many different stages regarding their communication skills. I truly enjoy working as a team with other professionals and parents to help create the best learning environment for our students. I feel very blessed to be a part of this profession and it is an honor to have the opportunity to help others reach their greatest potential in the area of communication. 

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