Ms. Cynde Barksdale

Phone: 417-582-5992 ext. 3932


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Ms. Cynde Barksdale

I have been working in educational settings for 22 years. I love working with children in the areas of speech and language. They keep me on my toes and entertained! There is not a day that goes by that I don't learn something new; whether my students are teaching me or I am learning a new skill in order to teach and engage them. Technology has never been my forte, but I am constantly learning on that front as well. I appreciate being at Tiger Paw where there is an opportunity to truly engage with students, their families and educators. 

I received my Bachelors and Masters in the area of Communication Sciences and Disorders from Missouri State University. I also have a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Communications. I grew up in Springfield. My family still lives in the area and we get together throughout the year. Although my husband and I have no children together, we do have a dog that we adopted from the Stone County Humane Society. She brings us much joy. In addition, I have 13 surrogate children who are grown with children of their own. I am proud of each and every one of them!