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Ottley, Sharlene

Sharlene Ottley, PhD

Director of Community Outreach & Research

BS, Andrews University
MS, Gallaudet University
PhD, Howard University

Dr. Sharlene Ottley serves as Director of Community Outreach and Research and has been at River for over 10 years.

She completed graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology at Gallaudet University with an emphasis in Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation. Prior to The River School, Dr. Ottley worked in a variety of early intervention, school-based and outpatient settings providing services to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those with hearing loss and Spanish-English bilingual students. She completed her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University with a focus on children with cochlear implants from bilingual Spanish/English speaking homes.

Dr. Ottley oversees the research, assessment, and DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging) efforts at River, develops community based partnerships and programs, and has a passion for improving services for children and families from marginalized and underserved communities

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