You’ve probably never met a “Sarah” quite like me. Not only do I have a Chinese last name (Wu), but I’m a bilingual speech-language pathologist who speaks fluent Spanish. Let me throw you another curve ball: I’m a dual citizen! I was born in Australia. So my love of diversity started at birth.
Currently, I work in the suburbs of Chicago. I’m school-based, which means I know way too much about public education. Don’t even get me started on school lunch (oy vey). I’m finishing my 12th year!! I’m older than the average speech path with more than ten years of experience because before I became an SLP, I worked for Kraft Foods. Yep, I was a cubicle monkey before I had the revelation that, hey, I need to get out of that job and make a difference in a world beyond EasyMac.
But I’m so grateful to have had that business experience as I opened up a store on TeachersPayTeachers back in 2014. My undergrad (from UW-Madison — Go Badgers!) is in Spanish and Business. When you combine it with my masters in Speech-Language Pathology (from Northwestern University here in Illinois), I feel kinda perfect for being an bilingual-speechie-entrepreneur!! Woot!
Personal stuff: I’m married to my husband of 14 years with two little boys (ages 9 and 5) and one big dog. I share pics of everyone on my Instagram account. I love to ride my bright yellow mountain bike, but I haven’t ridden it for a long time because…kids. Yep, they keep me busy when I’m not at work. It’s tough being a working mom, but it doesn’t stop me from living my life to the fullest!
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