Kimberly Boynton

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

"My clinical and administrative experiences have provided me the opportunity to work with children of various ages and colleagues in related fields. My work in the public schools has offered me the opportunity to grow my love for teaching and learning. Teaching provides an opportunity to serve my profession and community with a focus on making a positive impact. Every teaching opportunity offers a chance to encourage lifelong learning. Offering students a learning process with a strong foundation in growth mindset encourages a continuous challenge to research, question, find answers, and build depth of knowledge as we develop a strong understanding of theory and current practice, while researching ways to strengthen future practice. It is an honor to have the opportunity to share my experiences, while teaching and learning in a way that promotes continued strength, ethical practice, and research-based intervention."

89 Spes Unica Hall | 574-284-5294 | kboynton@saintmarys.edu

Kimberly Boynton has worked in the Speech Language Pathology field for 17 years in a variety of organizations, including birth to 3 programs, private practice, and public schools holding both clinical and administrative positions. She has been involved in the development and implementation of early childhood programming, including language and social emotional aspects, early childhood program development and expansion, curriculum study, public and private early childhood partnerships, community collaboration, and advocacy. She has also served as a mentor, supervisor, and educator of clinical fellowship year speech language pathologists, speech language pathology assistants, and speech language pathology students.

Education

Doctoral Candidate, Indiana State University

MS, Purdue University

BS, Purdue University

Area of Expertise

Child Language Development and Disorders
Child Speech Sound Development
Early Childhood Development and Education

Research Interests

Child speech and language disorders

Job satisfaction of school-based speech language pathologists

Recruitment and retention of school-based speech language pathologists

Social emotional and language development

Graduate Courses Taught

CSD 506: Later Language Disorders: School-Age Children
CSD 585: Clinical Practicum - On Campus

Professional Experience

Saint Mary's College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2018-present

Saint Mary's College, Adjunct Clinical Supervisor and Instructor, 2016-2018

South Bend Community School Corporation, Speech Language Pathologist, 2017-2018

Elkhart Community School Corporation, Director of Professional Development, Grant Development, and Pre K Services, 2014-2017

Elkhart Community School Corporation, Coordinator of Student Services/Pre K Special Education, 2010-2014

Communication Counts Therapy Services, LLC, Owner and Speech Language Pathologist, 2007-2011

Indiana First Steps Program, Speech Language Pathologist, 2007-2011

Elkhart Community School Corporation, Speech Language Pathologist, 2000-2007

Professional Memberships

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence Council for Exceptional Children
  • Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
  • Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • State of Indiana Director of Exceptional Needs Administration License State of Indiana Teacher's License, Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinician
  • Views on Learning, Inc. Board Member

Published Abstracts and Presentations

Preschool, A Solid Beginning for Each Child's Journey: ED Talks. Elkhart, Indiana, 2016

English Language Learners and Speech: Invited Presenter. Head Start Family Summit, Goshen, Indiana, 2012

Sensory Processing & Communication Connection: Invited Presenter. ADEC, Elkhart, Indiana, 2012

Speech and Language Development: Invited Presenter. St. Joseph and Elkhart County Head Start Consortium, Elkhart, Indiana 2011