Getting to Know You

Hope Van TasselMrs. Van Tassel

Mrs. Van Tassel is new to the district for the 2017-18 school year. She works at the John L. Edwards Primary School to identify and treat disorders related to speech, language and communication.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Van Tassel:

 

What is your role here at the Hudson City School District, and where do you work?
I work in my capacity as a licensed speech language pathologist, providing speech and language services to the students at John L. Edwards Primary School.

When did you start working here?
This is my first year here. I started working at the district in September 2017.

What do you like most about your job?
I enjoy working with diverse students who have diverse needs.

What is your education background?
I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Disorders at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY in 2000. After completing my clinical fellowship year in 2001, I received my license to practice as a speech language pathologist.

What is your background like – previous jobs?
I worked as an independent contractor for Columbia and Greene Counties for more than 15 years, providing speech and language services primarily to the preschool population (children ages 3-5).

Tell us a bit about your life and interests outside of school.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, enjoying the outdoors and traveling. My husband and I have five children, four of whom still live at home. We are currently renovating an old farmhouse and farm. We raise goats and cattle and have horses for riding pleasure.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
"Trust your journey."

What is your motto or personal mantra?
"Be kind, work hard, stay humble."