• Education/Certification

    1990 Tuscaloosa County High School

    1994 The University Of Alabama-Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders

    2000 The University of Alabama-Masters' Degree in Speech Pathology

    Class B State of Alabama Teaching Certificate 

    Licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

    Currently obtaining national certification through ASHA

     

    Experience

    1994-1996-SLP for Perry County Board of Education where I served The Head Start Program, The Perry County Multiple Disabilities Center, and West Side Middle School

    1996-Present-SLP for Tuscaloosa County Board of education where I have served Flatwoods, Myrtlewood, Lloyd Wood Middle, the RISE Program, and currently serve student at Faucett Vestavial Elementary and Echols Middle School.

    2016-Present-SLP for Devon Health Care Group where I deliver virtual speech therapy services to eligible students in our state who are enrolled in the Alabama K12 online school.

     

    Personal

    Hi!  I'm Julie Stapp, and I am a native of Northport Alabama where I have lived my entire life.  I've been employed as a school SLP for the past 26 years and have been at FVES for 15 of those years.  I have loved every single second of it! I have been married for 24 years to Jason Stapp.  He is the principal at Echols Middle School.  We have a 20 year old U of A college junior, Kylee, who hopes to be a teacher of sweet little ones in just a couple of short years.  We also have a 18 year old college freshman, John Colby, who attends Stillman College where he plays baseball and keeps us laughing constantly.  Additionally, we have two dogs, Bud and Gwendolyn Grace (Winnie), and a kitty named Dansby Swanson.  Our jobs, kids, and church keep us busy and we love it.  Probably the most important and valuable quality I have learned/earned over the many years as a teacher is empathy.  Many of our students come from very difficult situations that we cannot relate to or even comprehend.  We never know if the smile, hug, or kind word we give them will be the only one they receive on any given day.  The little things we do for them and say to them as well as how we make them feel can mean the world.