Speech Language Pathology

Hello & Welcome to Olson Middle School! View parent resources on the parents page.

My name is Marjorie Southward.  I am the Speech Language Pathologist at Olson Middle School.  I have had the privilege of serving and working with the Olson staff and students since 2007. I have found that working with middle school students is something I truly enjoy.  Olson students are full of life and eagerly looking into a future that has many possiblities.  The ability to come along side students right where they are at and encourage them is an honor and a wonderful experience.  I enjoy teaching them strategies to enhance their educational experience and life skills.

I attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. There I received a Speech Science B.A. degree and Communication Disorders M.A. degree. I currently hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Parents of students that I serve are welcome to contact me regarding your son/daughters IEP contract or any other concern you may have. You may best contact me by using my email account:  marjorie.southward@mpls.k12.mn.us or if you would like to leave me a voicemail call the main line at Olson school - office:  #612-668-1640. 

Thank you and I look forward to meeting you here at Olson Middle School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. My room number is 213 located on the second floor.

Do you remember when your child said his/her first word?  Communication is one of life's most important skills, an area we are passionate about. As speech-language pathologists we work with children to improve their communication skills in the areas of:  language, articulation, fluency, and voice.