Phone: 1-256-331-2123 Ext. 1623
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology Master's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology
Mrs. Lenita McDaniel
Hello everyone! I am Lenita McDaniel. I have taught in Russellville since 2005 as a Speech Pathologist currently serving West, RES, RMS, and RHS. I received my Bachelors Degree in 1980 and my Masters Degree in 1985 in the area of Speech/Language Pathology at Alabama A&M University in Normal, AL. I currently have over 35 years experience in my field. I am married to John, who is retired after 30 years at Brownsferry Nuclear Plant. My son Matt is currently a Security Guard at Brownsferry. He is married to Meghin, a stay at home mom. They have three children, Lizzie 11, Jaiden 8, and Lucas 2 and a half. My daughter Mary, graduated from UNA in 2016 with a degree in Chemistry and Physics. I love animals and currently have 7 dogs, 5 cats, and 4 fish. I love to watch TV, read, go to the beach, and crosstitch. I particular enjoy the family times especially with the grandchildren.
I became a Speech Pathologist because of the dream of helping children. I love seeing the faces of the children as they arrive everyday full of anticipation of what is to come. I love to see the effort they put in to doing their work. I love it when the light bulb goes off and they understand what is being talked about. I love when they can use their speech and it is understandable. I love when I call a parent in and say "They have mastered their goals". Coming to work is a joy for me whether it's a good day or a bad day. I want to thank all of my parents for the extra work you put in to helping your child with their speech. Thank you for letting me work with your child.