• Maria Vernon, MA, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Southwest Elementary School
    Phone (336) 703-4195
    Fax (336) 712-4425
    My name is Maria Vernon and I am 40% part-time speech-language pathologist based at Southwest Elementary School.  This is my 18th year as a Speech-Language Pathologist, and 13th year with WSFCS.
    I received my undergraduate and advanced master's degrees at Appalachian State University in the area of Communication Disorders. I have a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, I have NC DPI certification and certification by the board of examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. I am a member of ASHA and the North Carolina Speech, Hearing, and Language Association (NCSHLA).
    2014 Alex's Lemoonade Stand Communication Event was a success! Almost $2,900 raised to support ALSF! 2015
     “There is a book that we have available for all students and staff to read a few weeks before the lemonade stand to raise awareness and support for pediatric cancer research.  The book is called Alex and The Amazing Lemonade Stand written by Alex and her parents and the book tells all about Alex, her life and how Alex was determined to help others!  My favorite quote from this book comes at the end, ‘There’s a lesson to be learned from the Lemonade girl with pretty blue eyes and hair that once curled. You see, Alex lived by the words from which her foundation was laid….when life gives you lemons, just make lemonade.’
    Join us June 2020 for the  9th Annual Lemonade Stand & Silent Auction
    at Southwest Elementary School! 
    Over the past 8 years out students and school have raised over $43,000 to support pediatric cancer research
    through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.  In 2018 our students with special needs raised $11,322!!
    ALSF 2015