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.