Angela Standridge is currently working in the field of AT/AAC in a variety of settings including public school, private practice, rehab, and private industry. She has been at the Region 4 Education Service Center, a state agency that provides professional development for public school personnel, since 1996. She is a Star Community Member and an active member of Special Interest Group 12. Sharon is also an ACE Awardee.
Why Does Angela participate in the ASHA Community?
I am a veteran AAC practitioner. The Sig 12 Community offers a place for me to share and ask questions with others at that expertise level. Additionally, since I have over 25 year experience in AAC, I feel it is my professional obligation to share my knowledge base with those newer to the field.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Where would you want to retire?
Captain James Cook (really)- Despite his unfortunate demise when an exploration to what is now Hawaii went terribly wrong and he was killed by the locals, he was an excellent leader who was very intelligent and clever. He braved many obstacles exploring and charting the world. My favorite modern book on Captain Cook is Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz.
What is your favorite movie or TV show?
Bladerunner- A classic sci-fi flick based on Philip Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep from the early 80’s directed by Ridley Scott and staring a very young Harrison Ford. Every aspect of the movie is amazing- the cinematography (pre CG might I add) is breath taking, the script well written, and leads and characters roles are all acted well. Not to mention that the main underlying theme that all life if precious is definitely true.
Since I am pushing the mid-century mark, this is relevant to me. If money was not a barrier, I would split my time between three places: Kyoto Japan; Bath England, and Dublin Ireland. Kyoto is laid back with shopping, restaurants, and cultural activities. There are over 17 UNESCO sites to visit too. Bath is all about shopping, restaurants, spas, and relaxing English country side. And- close enough to London for even more adventures. Dublin is my hubby’s favorite and he should get a vote too I guess. It is a fun city and it is easy to get to other, less busy parts of Ireland via train.
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