Lee Rech, Executive Director, interim

lee.rech@allearscenter.org

Lee was hired by the All Ears! BOD to serve as interim Executive Director in February, 2019. Prior to taking on this position, she was a founding member of the All Ears! Board of Directors in 2014 and served as Board Chair for the organization for nearly 5 years.

Lee received her B.A., with Distinction, from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston, where she participated on Law Review.  After graduation, Lee practiced in the field of medical malpractice defense with the boutique firm of Hanen, Alexander, Johnson & Spalding in Houston. Following ten years as a stay at home mom after the birth of her daughter, Lee returned to the practice of law in 2008 as a Special Prosecutor. In 2009, she was elevated to Chief of the Civil Division, Special Prosecution Unit of Texas, managing the busy office of 8 attorneys, paralegals, investigators and clerical staff, until 2013, when she chose to once again leave the work force to stay at home through her daughter’s high school years.

Lee has been personally committed to the mission of teaching deaf children how to listen and talk, and of creating awareness of the listening and spoken language option, since her daughter was born profoundly deaf in 1997.   With early diagnosis, appropriate amplification and aggressive AVT, Anna was mainstreamed into a hearing pre-school before she turned 3 years old, was an honor student throughout her large public high school years, and is now a confident and independent college student at University of Houston, who never misses an opportunity to talk.  About anything! As Executive Director, Lee and the highly qualified staff of All Ears! are dedicated to duplicating the model that worked for Anna to ensure All Ears! children have the best chances for spoken language, literacy and independence.

Since Anna’s birth, Lee and her husband, Steve have been active advocates for educational and social issues impacting children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She served on the board of directors of the Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, 2014-2018.  Together, she and her husband, Steve, were named 2014 Honorees of Houston’s Center for Hearing and Speech and served as Gala Chairs in 2008.  Lee is also a past member of the board of directors of the Houston Ear Research Foundation.

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Rosie Hirschfeld, MS, AVEd mentee
Lead Teacher

rosie.hirschfeld@allearscenter.org

Rosie Hirschfeld, MS was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education she went back to her alma mater, Fontbonne University, for a master’s degree in Early Intervention in Deaf Education. Upon graduation, Rosie moved to Wyoming where she worked in the public school as an itinerant teacher of the deaf for grades K-12.  In 2013, Rosie moved to Houston to be near family and began working at the Center for Hearing and Speech as a preschool teacher for the Melinda Webb School. She is actively pursuing her LSLS AvED certification under mentorship from the University of North Carolina and is excited to share her love of learning as well as listening and spoken language expertise with the families of All Ears!

Rosie Hirschfeld, MS was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education she went back to her alma mater, Fontbonne University, for a master’s degree in Early Intervention in Deaf Education. Upon graduation, Rosie moved to Wyoming where she worked in the public school as an itinerant teacher of the deaf for grades K-12.  In 2013, Rosie moved to Houston to be near family and began working at the Center for Hearing and Speech as a preschool teacher for the Melinda Webb School. She is actively pursuing her LSLS AvED certification under mentorship from the University of North Carolina and is excited to share her love of learning as well as listening and spoken language expertise with the families of All Ears!

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Ashley

Ashley Peirick, Teacher

ashleypeirick@gmail.com

Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in deaf education from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating, Ashley moved to Houston where she taught deaf and hard of hearing students in local public schools. Over a period of six years Ashley served students as an auditory enrichment and itinerant teacher.  Ashley advocated for and supported students by coaching staff and parents, as well as working with students individually to develop their listening and spoken language skills. Ashley recently turned her focus to her family and began providing English as a Second Language lessons to students online. This allowed her to spend more time playing and learning with her two young sons! Ashley is excited to start a new journey with All Ears! and help families and students reach their communication goals.

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Laura Beattie, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Mentee

laura.beattie@allearscenter.org

Laura received a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders with a minor in Early Childhood Development from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She then received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University, where she completed a specialty track in Pediatric Hearing Loss.

Laura has received training in early language intervention and parent coaching through the Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk program, and she is a member and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is currently pursuing LSLS Auditory Verbal Therapy certification and is excited to be working with the children and families at All Ears!

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Danielle Orrock, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Mentee

danielle.orrock@allearscenter.org

Danielle Orrock joined All Ears! in July 2020 as a Speech-Language Pathologist, LSL Auditory-Verbal Mentee.  Danielle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Brigham Young University and completed her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Utah State University with an emphasis in Listening and Spoken Language in May 2019. She’s a credentialed early interventionist, coming to All Ears! after gaining valuable experience at Kids Who Count Early Intervention Program while working with children 0-3 Years old. Danielle loves working with children and their families, watching them progress and grow. She is proud to be a part of a program and a mission that empowers families by helping them achieve their Listening and Spoken language goals.  When she’s not teaching children how to listen and speak, Danielle loves to be active and outside.  She has competed in several triathlons, half-marathons, and Ragnar races with friends and family.  She comes from a family of six  in Utah and adores a smaller member of her family, her Shih Tzu/Maltese mix.

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Julianna Wanek, M.DEHS., LSLS Cert. AVT.

Julianna.Wanek@allearscenter.org

Julianna attended the University of Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Deaf Education and Deaf Studies. She then pursued and graduated with her Master in Deaf Education and Hearing Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in 2015.

After graduation, Julianna was privileged to work in the Parent Infant Program at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children in San Antonio, TX. She worked there for 6 years providing individualized therapy to children from birth to 3 years of age and their families. During that time, Julianna proudly earned her LSLS Certification in Auditory Verbal Therapy and began teaching “Best Practice in Listening and Spoken Language Family Centered Intervention,” as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with UTHSCSA.

In 2020, Julianna and her husband made the decision to start a new chapter and move back to her hometown of Brenham. Julianna is passionate about educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families and is excited about the opportunity to serve at All Ears! Listening and Language Center.

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Nadia, Teaching Assistant

nadia.hundt@allearscenter.org

I am Nadia and I fell in love with teaching and mentoring kids when I started volunteering at my children’s school. I love seeing a child’s face light up when they learn something new! I received my Ph.D. in Chemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, where I got my first taste of teaching by teaching undergraduate classes and labs. In my spare time you will find me volunteering at my kids’ schools in The Woodlands or helping friends out. I enjoy traveling, spending time with my husband, Greg, my two children (Lauren, Adam) and my fur child (Maximus). Thank you for letting me be a part of your child’s education.

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Maria Mack

Maria Mack, Teaching Assistant

maria.mack@allearscenter.org

Hi! My name is Maria Mack. Working with children has always been a passion of mine, and I have had the pleasure of doing so on and off for the past twenty years.  Everyday always brings a new surprise!  Outside of work you can usually find me outdoors enjoying the sun.  My husband and I have two grown children, two dogs, and a miniature horse.  I am very excited to work at All Ears, not only are the children AWESOME! the staff is too!!

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Kimberly Anderson, Teaching Assistant

kimberly.anderson@allearscenter.org

Hi! I am Kimberly Anderson. I was born and raised in Conroe, TX. I studied Early Childhood Education for 2 years at Lonestar College and have been working with children ever since. Working with children has been a huge passion since I was little. When I am not working, you can find me fulfilling my PTO duties at my daughters school or spending time with my daughter (McKenzie). We love being anywhere there is a body of water! I am also very involved in the wedding industry doing anything from coordinating down to food serving. I am so thrilled to be part of All Ears!

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Kim Erbele,  Office Administrator

kim.erbele@allearscenter.org

Kim got her BS in Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M University. She married her high school sweetheart, Garrett, in 2004, and taught first grade for five years before becoming a mom. Kim has twin boys, Blake and Jack, and daughter Kate. She spends much of her time volunteering at their school. Kim is very involved in PTO and has run the school’s Santa’s Secret Shop for 3 years. She was the chair of Christmas Dessert and Worship at TWUMC for multiple years. Kim was a member of the talented volunteer team that created our signature Toast & Taste Gala, and has been a loyal and valuable volunteer with the annual event every year since.  Kim has a unique understanding of All Ears!’ mission seeing firsthand the impact of hearing loss on the family of her dear friend.  She’s very excited to join the All Ears! Team.

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