Ardor Health’s January Traveler of the Month!


We love taking the time to recognize Ardor Health’s inspirational and dedicated travelers, which is why we are proud to announce Ardor Health’s January Traveler of the Month, Jeannie!

Jeannie is an SLP and has been on contract with Ardor Health in schools for 3 years! Miranda is her recruiter and says she is a loyal traveler and a great lady!  She adopted 2 special needs kids of her own many years back and has a passion for the students she treats.

So let’s learn a little bit more about Jeannie!

1. What’s your favorite part about being a travel SLP?

My favorite part of being a traveler is the assignment setting and duration flexibility, followed closely by the myriad travel options.  I have had a chance to make friends all over the place!

2. Is there a location that you haven’t visited yet that you hope to see one day?

Since I started working as a traveling SLP, I have worked in the United Kingdom and Ireland; and traversed the U.S. from Juneau, AK to  Charlotte, NC and from Burlington, NH to Calexico, CA as the name implies, on the U.S. Mexico border.

Between vacation and travel assignments, I have been afforded the opportunity to visit all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada, and quite a bit of Mexico.  I usually choose my assignments based upon proximity to family and friends or places I’ve wanted to live.  I’ve been an SLP for 36 years, traveling for the last 23.  I can’t really think of any place here that I have yet to discover that I had on my list.  It’s a good thing new places and people bring charm and surprises of their own!

3. What do you like to do in your free time?

I love visiting, day trips, cooking classes, when I can find them, swimming, and an occasional day at a spa.

4. You just came home from a long day of work, what meal would really hit the spot?

Leftovers are great on long hard days because I don’t have to do much to be ready for dinner.

5. What’s your dream car and why?

I get to drive my dream car!  Amazingly, it’s a 2010 Chevy Traverse.  My only complaint is the gas mileage. This car has only required routine maintenance; over 164 K miles and I’ve only had to replace a few sets of tires, a battery, windshield wipers &  headlights.  I only replaced the timing chain because it had so many miles on it and my current position requires 600-800 miles a week in very rural country.