My name is Christie Pate, I am the Speech Language Pathologist working at Crystal River Preschool, Crystal River Elementary, Carbondale MIddle, Roaring Fork High School and Carbondale Community School. This will be my second year working in Carbondale and I am excited to be working with the kids and staff again this year! I believe all kids can learn and that the relationship they have with their teachers can make an impact in many more ways than just academics.
I am originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan (Go Blue!). I went to Grand Valley State University for my undergrad degree and Eastern Michigan University for my Masters in Speech and Language. I officially moved to the Valley in August of 2017 after spending 3 summers here working for Ascendigo. I am still excited I get to call the Roaring Fork Valley my home, and feel blessed anytime I get to go outside to bike, hike, raft, climb, ski or just sit in a hammock and read.