Patti Hamaguchi first dabbled in speech-language pathology as a kid, teaching new words to a neighbor boy who struggled to speak, before she even knew the name for the practice.
Of late, I have been thinking about how vulnerable our students are. At Sobrato this year we have now had two tragic events affect our student population. In the fall, there was the shooting death of Tara Romero, along with the injuries of three other students. And now it is three weeks since the disappearance of Sierra LaMar, who was abducted while walking to the school bus stop the morning of March 16. Of course we are all hoping that she will be safely returned to her family.