Nominees for the office of President-Elect (There are 2)


Missy Schraeder

Missy Schraeder, PhD, CCC-SLP, CALT-QI, C-SLDS, is the Director at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, a special public school for students with significant communication disorders.  Previously, she served as the school’s professional development coordinator and a classroom speech-language pathologist.  She received her doctorate degree in educational administration and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology.  She has been a practicing nationally certified speech-language pathologist for 25 years, and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist-Qualified Instructor (CALT-QI), and a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist (C-SLDS). She has served as an undergraduate instructor at The University of Southern Mississippi in the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences and currently teaches in the Dyslexia Therapy master’s degree program in the School of Education.  Additionally, she teaches professional development courses in the areas of multisensory instruction, advanced decoding skills, and assessment of dyslexia.  She has presented sessions in the areas of oral and written language disorders (including dyslexia), multisensory instruction, and childhood apraxia of speech at more than 25 regional and national conferences, including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (MSHA), Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, and Ole Miss Fall Institute. She holds Mississippi licensure in Speech-Language Pathology and Education (speech-language, pre-K, K-8, and administration).  She is a member of ASHA, MSHA, the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), the Mississippi Chapter of ALTA, and the IDA.  She has served at the national level on the Colleges and University Committee of the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC); the Accreditation Committee of IMSELC, the Alliance Review Committee, a division of ALTA that reviews multisensory structured language teaching programs; and a conference reviewer for IDA.  She currently serves as an item writer for the national multisensory structured language examination being developed by ALTA.  Locally, she has served as a member of the Membership Committee of MSHA and as treasurer for the Mississippi Chapter of ALTA.  She is co-author of Children with developmental verbal dyspraxia: Changes in articulation and perceived resilience with intensive multimodal intervention as well as a variety of therapy materials.  She received the Educational Administration Outstanding Dissertation Award from the College of Education and Human Sciences at Southern Miss, the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty award from Southern Miss, and the Outstanding MSLE Education in a College or University from IMSLEC, as well as six Awards for Continuing Education from ASHA. 


Courtney Turner

Courtney Turner, Au.D., CCC-A, is an educational audiologist at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development and an adjunct instructor in the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi. She provides diagnostic and habilitative audiology services to children from birth to 5 years of age and their families. She also serves as a clinical supervisor, helping to prepare undergraduate and graduate students in the field. She has demonstrated a commitment to advocating for students who have hearing loss by increasing awareness of the educational impact of hearing loss and providing support to professionals in school districts across Southern Mississippi. Courtney also plays an integral role in the planning and implementation of The Children’s Center’s annual Listening and Spoken Language team conference.
Courtney has demonstrated a zealous commitment to serving her professional association. Over the past two years, Courtney has served on the MSHA Executive Board as VP of Public Relations and Marketing. In this position, she has collaborated with fellow board and committee members on many projects for MSHA, notably completing the MSHA rebranding project, curating products for the upcoming MSHA Store, managing MSHA’s social media presence, and increasing resource accessibility on the MSHA website. She has been an active member of the Audiology Committee, helping to create the document Best Practice Recommendations for Infant Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation Following UNHS Referral, as well as an avid participant in Legislative Day, speaking with legislators and drafting documents to advocate for MSHA’s legislative initiatives – most recently including universal licensure for speech and hearing professionals and insurance coverage of hearing aids for children. She served as chair of the MSHA ad-hoc bylaws committee in 2018-2020. She has given numerous presentations at conference on topics relating to pediatric and educational audiology. She was also recently nominated by MSHA to serve on the Mississippi State Department of Health Speech Pathology/Audiology Advisory Council.
In addition to her service with MSHA, Courtney is active in the Educational Audiology Association, serving as the state’s representative as well as a member of the association’s advocacy committee. She is a graduate of ASHA’s Leadership Development Program and was selected as a participant in ASHA’s inaugural Early Career Professionals program at the 2018 Convention.




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