Employee Spotlight – Michael Coronado

by | Apr 19, 2024 | Peoria, Speech | 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 an 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 silly?

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 who love being around each other. Everyone is friends with everyone.

Tell us your best joke!

Why didn’t the chicken cross the road? Because the dinosaur did not evolve yet.


Nominations for Michael:

“Michael is always telling the best jokes and keeping the atmosphere light and fun! Anytime I work with him, I know it’ll be a good day. :)”

Michael is always a joy for his patients and coworkers! He is always doing and saying things to make us smile. I think we all enjoy the fun he brings to T4K!”

He is always making jokes and helping keep the mood light.”

He is always cheerful and funny with his kiddos, while also staying professional!”

Most of the time I see him around the clinic, Michael has some silly quip or one-liner to add to a conversation that just makes my day a little bit better! Michael isn’t afraid to have conversations about the stuff that he loves and isn’t shy about embracing his inner child!”

Michael always has a silly and goofy attitude, that is fun for the kiddos he treats and his co-workers! He can always be counted on to provide a good laugh to keep morale up on a hard day.”

Michael is always joking, laughing, and joining in with all the kids no matter what to have fun with!”

“I love that Michael always laughs at his own jokes.”

Michael is always looking to make you smile! Whether that is cracking a joke or telling a funny story.”