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.
Currently, I live in the suburbs of Chicago.Don’t even get me started on school lunch – I blogged a year about school lunch and wrote a book about school lunch reform: Fed Up With Lunch. I am starting my fifteenth year as a SLP. 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 working in a cubicle 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 my store “Sarah Wu” 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-SLP-entrepreneur! I’m currently taking courses in ESL and Bilingual education towards my Educational Specialist (EdS) in curriculum and instruction at National Louis University (exp 2022).
Personal stuff: I married my husband in 2003 (!) and we have two little boys (ages 13 and 9). I love to ride my bright yellow mountain bike. It’s tough being a working mom, but it doesn’t stop me from living my life to the fullest!
Start here if you want some more information about me:
Why I became a speech-language pathologist