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Speech Therapists

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Photo of Speech TSA named Joanna.     Joanna Ayala - Speech/TSA


My name is Joanna Ayala. I earned both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University, Chico. This is my 8th year working as a Speech-Language Pathologist. I have experience working with preschool, elementary, and middle school aged children in the private setting as well as public schools. I joined Martinez Unified School District in 2014 and I am excited to be a part of the MEIPP team. I love working with preschoolers, and their families, and sharing in their excitement and curiosity to learn. I currently live in the East Bay with my husband, son, and our two dogs.

Photo of Jackie - She is  a Speech teacher.

     Jackie Attiyeh - Speech


My name is Jackie Attiyeh and I am excited to be a member of the MEIPP team this year.  I was born and raised in the East Bay, and I have lived in the area since I graduated from UC Davis where I studied psychology and linguistics.  I recently completed my M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at CSU East Bay, and I have experience working with children of all ages, as well as adults.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year working and learning with your child and family!

Photo of Mary Ann Bode - She is a Speech teacher.     Mary Ann Bode - Speech


I was ‘transplanted’ to California about 24 years ago from the Midwest along with my husband and three children. Although I have worked with both adults and children, I am most passionate about working with children ages 0-5… along with you, their parents and caregivers. This will be my fourth year in Martinez, but have worked with children under 5 in center based programs and in private practice for the last 11 years. I consider opportunities to work with you and sharing in your child’s growth and development a privilege. I am grateful for your support and hope to keep open doors of communication. I anticipate a lot of fun and positive interactions with these little preschool Pandas!

Photo of Robyn Valdivia - She is a Speech teacher.

     Robyn Valdivia - Speech


My name is Robyn Valdivia.  I am one of the Speech Language Pathologists working for the district to serve the preschool children in the Martinez Early Intervention Preschool Program (MEIPP).  This is my 4th year here and I am looking forward to another wonderful year in Martinez.  I grew up in the bay area and relocated back with my husband after spending some time in southern California.  We have twins that are 6 ½ and recently started 1st grade!  We also have an English bulldog that acts as our 3rd child.  This will be my 13th year working with children ages birth to 5 in various capacities, both in private settings and in a school district setting.  I absolutely love preschool and look forward to getting to know and working with your child and family.