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Teresa Rizzi Gillespie Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Teresa Rizzi Gillespie has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the foreign language education and speech pathology industries

    DENVER, CO, February 14, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Teresa Rizzi Gillespie with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Teresa Rizzi Gillespie celebrates many years' experience in her professional network; and, has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes that she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Supported by 30 years of professional excellence, Ms. Gillespie has served as a bilingual speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings. At the beginning of her career, she worked for Rose Medical Center as a pediatric speech-¬language pathologist. She then opened her own private practice, The Talk of the Town Speech-Language Pathologists. While operating out of her private practice, Ms. Gillespie also served as a bilingual speech-language pathologist at the Children's Hospital Colorado; and, as an independent contractor bilingual speech-language pathologist and examiner with Social Security Administration's Disability Determination Services, and Rocky Mountain Human Services. Additionally, she served as a Clinical Supervisor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Graduate School, University of Northern Colorado. She currently serves as a bilingual speech-language pathologist with the Denver Public Schools. While working with the Denver Public Schools, Ms. Gillespie has also served as a bilingual speech-language pathologist with Rocky Mountain SER Head Start, and as a guest speaker at the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Metropolitan State University. She has also served as a guest speaker and as a consultant for an online course for the Latino Psychology Specialty, University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Over the years, Ms. Gillespie also found success working as a Spanish teacher. She founded a second business, Niños de Colorado, that she operated for several years, while teaching Spanish to children. She also worked as a Spanish teacher at the Jewish Community Center and Temple Emanuel. While working at Temple Emanuel, she received a G'arin Grant from the Central Agency for Jewish Education to support her Spanish teaching program.

Ms. Gillespie has contributed her time and expertise to the field of speech-language pathology. She participated in research, funded by a grant from the Graduate School, University of Northern Colorado, on the use of a mild gain amplifier in articulation therapy. She served as a presenter with the English Language Learners with Exceptional Needs (ELLEN) project, sponsored and funded by the Colorado Department of Education. Ms. Gillespie also presented a three-hour short course on a model of bilingual speech-language assessment at the American Speech-Language ¬Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Denver. 2015, which is a professional highlight.

An expert in her field, Ms. Gillespie obtained both a Bachelor of Arts in speech-language-pathology and audiology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Denver. She received her Master of Science in speech-language pathology from Vanderbilt University, Department of Otolaryngology and Hearing and Speech Sciences. She recently obtained her certification as a Brain Injury Specialist from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

For her outstanding accomplishments, she received an award from Outstanding Young Women of America. She received an Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Ms. Gillespie has received additional awards as a Distinguished Specialized Service Provider and an Award for Exceptional Service from the Denver Public Schools. Featured in professional publications such as Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who of American Women, Ms. Gillespie intends to continue excelling as a bilingual speech-language pathologist in the coming years. During her spare time, she volunteers as a recruiter with the Vanderbilt University Commodore Recruitment Programs (CoRPS).

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Teresa Rizzi Gillespie has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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