Member Spotlight

Edie E. Jones, MCD CCC-SLP completed her Master’s plus 30 degree in Communication Disorders at the University of South Carolina. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has worked in the public school setting for 20 years. She is currently the Head Diagnostic Clinician and Speech-Language Pathologist Coordinator for Smith County School District. She has implemented many new programs over her 20 years in the school setting such as: pioneering new service delivery models; restructuring language services; providing parent trainings; implementing the use of technology for therapy; training and educating administrators, teachers, and staff; and designing reading and dyslexia programs. Most importantly she has positively advocated for the children in her district to receive proper speech-language-hearing therapy and services by not backing down and educating all that are involved with the children. Edie specializes in stuttering therapy, language and reading disorders, severe articulation disorders, and developmental disorders.

Edie is currently serving her second term on the Executive Board as the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing. In this capacity, she has developed and expanded the roles and responsibilities of this position to better serve the members of the association. Under her direction the MSHA website has been totally redesigned and a Blog has been implemented into the new website. Furthermore, social media is now being utilized to reach the membership and the public with the addition of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Expansion of the social media outlets are being designed and planned. E-Blasts are being utilized more effectively to keep everyone informed of important information. She has also helped to increase advertising partnerships and sponsors for the association.