Degrees and Certifications:

Heather Thaker

Ms. Thaker is one of two Speech-Language Pathologists serving Talley Street Upper Elementary, splitting her time between Talley and Glennwood Elementary. The 2022-23 school year will be her sixth with the City Schools of Decatur. Previously, she worked for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Meredith White Speech Pathology, and Dekalb County Schools. She is a proud graduate of Georgia State University with dual master's degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Applied Anthropology. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is Orton-Gillingham trained. She loves literacy, AAC, and supporting students' ability to communicate and advocate for their own needs. 

She lives in Avondale Estates with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she loves to read, garden, and cook.