Special Education Teacher

Susie grew up in San Jose, California, and headed north to Spokane after finishing her bachelor’s degree. Susie always had a passion for working with children and through various life experiences discovered that teaching younger children and working with their families is where she belonged. Over the past…

Special Education Teacher

Rebekah has a bachelor’s in special education as well as early childhood special education and loves to work with infants and toddlers. She would hold a baby all day if you let her. Rebekah grew up just north of Spokane in Newport, Washington. Her parents still live there, though her nine siblings have managed to…

Physical Therapist

Born and raised in Post Falls, Idaho, Carrie fell in love with working with children with special needs at a young age as her older brother Carl has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Combined with her passion for an active lifestyle, Carrie was inspired to continue her education in health sciences. After…

Physical Therapist

Sarah knew early in life that she wanted to become a physical therapist. During graduate school, she traveled far completing her clinical work including one month in the Dominican Republic where she provided pediatric home health services. It did not take long for Sarah to realize that her passion for physical therapy was in the pediatric world.

Physical Therapist

Cheryl is a Spokane native who has always been interested in the sciences, especially in relationship to the functioning human body. She found her first job at Joya Child & Family Development after earning her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Cheryl immediately found her calling. Cheryl loves working with children, birth to 3…

Special Education Teacher

Born and raised in Washington state, Clare was immersed in the world of education growing up in a small town with both parents teaching in the local schools. From an early age, she wanted to be a teacher and after attending Gonzaga University, she fell in love with working with, and learning from, those with…

Physical Therapist

Ginette grew up in Walla Walla, Washington, but headed back to her family roots in Bozeman, Montana for her undergraduate degree at Montana State University. She found out about physical therapy from a friend at MSU and knew right away that this was a perfect career for her……

Physical Therapist

Carol, a native Pennsylvanian, moved to Spokane as a newlywed in January 1990. She started work in March after hearing about Joya Child & Family Development. Carol had previously worked at an Easterseals center prior to moving. Both nonprofits had a similar mission and program (offering individual and group therapy sessions)…

Physical Therapist

Miranda is from a small town just north of Spokane. She knew early on that her career path would involve working with children. Miranda grew up going on home visits with her mom and was able to witness the joy that comes from working with children with special needs.