Employee Spotlight – Michael Coronado

by | Apr 19, 2023 | Speech, Surprise | 0 comments

Interview with Michael

Tell us about yourself

I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Speech and Language Science (Bear Down!).  I’ve done speech in many different settings over the last 5 years.  I started working in-home, then worked at a school before coming to work outpatient.  My favorite place to travel is anywhere with a Disney theme park.  If anybody sees me around here, they always see me in different pairs of sneakers. I have way too many pairs of Jordans in my closet!

Why did you become a Speech Language Pathology Assistant?

I decided to become a SLPA because after working through my curriculum at the U of A, I did my required hours to receive licensure at a speech camp at their clinic.  After we were done working with the kids at the end of 6 weeks, I knew speech was what I wanted to do.

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being humorous?

People always say I’m funny and make them laugh, intentional or situational.  There was a time I sent Snapple facts for an entire week to my former supervisor, Megan, just to see how long it took until something was said.

What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?

I love working around a group of people that love being around each other.  Everyone is friends with everyone.

Tell us your best joke

What’s brown and sticky? A stick.


Nominations for Michael:

Michael is always making funny dad jokes or sending silly memes. He makes me smile every time I interact with him!”

Michael is always telling jokes with kids and other teammates!”

Michael is always making the clinic smile and laugh whether it’s in his sessions with kids or his conversations with staff. He always makes the day a little brighter and lighter.”

Michael is always available for comic relief during the day. I look forward to the days when he is at our clinic because I know there will be lots of laughs. I consider it an honor when Michael laughs at my jokes. I feel as though I have made it!”

He always has a funny comeback.”

Michael is always joking around and putting a smile on everyone’s face.”

Michael is always making funny jokes and I appreciate his SpongeBob references. He has fun with his clients and makes the parents laugh, too!”

Michael is always light-hearted and making others laugh. He makes his coworkers laugh and his kiddos laugh.”

“He is always making funny jokes and then makes others laugh even harder because he starts laughing at his own jokes. Always a good time when Michael is around.”

He’s always cracking jokes and kids love his ‘potty humor’ (fart noises)”

Michael is always telling jokes and sharing funny memes. He uses humor to engage clients and make coworkers laugh.”

Michael is always quick with a joke and can lighten the mood no matter what is going on. The jokes never stop with Michael whether it’s with coworkers, parents, or patients!”