Phil McAlpin, SLPD, CCC-SLP, ACAS, BCCS, is a speech-language pathologist in the Elk Grove Unified School District, currently placed at John Reith Elementary. He is also employed as an SLP at iTherapy. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from CSU Hayward and master’s degree from CSU East Bay. He recently received his doctorate in speech-language pathology at Northwestern University. He is also a certified autism specialist. He was previously a member of CSHA’s Board Diversity & Inclusion Committee.