Kim Stewart strives to make a positive change in the lives of people that she works with. She is a speech language pathologist for Rainbows’ Bright Beginnings in Butler County. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders for speech-language pathology from Wichita State University.
“Rainbows has made me a better person, I think I am more understanding and compassionate,” she said. Kim has been an employee at Rainbows for over 10 years. Kim lives in Emporia and drives to El Dorado each morning as the sun is coming up. During her therapy sessions, she evaluates, treats, or does hearing screenings for children 0-3 in their natural environment, which takes her all over Butler County. “I have children to see in El Dorado, Towanda, Whitewater, Potwin, Burns, Rosalia, Leon, Latham, Benton, and Elbing…I see children both in town and out on dirt roads. I see some children in their homes, child care centers, or foster homes,” said Kim. She chose to work as a speech language pathologist because she enjoys working with children and their parents. One of the many families impacted by Kim and Rainbows’ services is the Jeffrey family.
Click here to read about two-year-old Hallie Jeffrey and learn about her Rainbows’ experience. Rainbows’ Butler County staff is full of wonderful professionals just like Kim. By participating in Rainbows’ 5th Annual GLOW Run | Walk, you help support the important services that Rainbows provides to the children and families of Butler County. Take a moment to check out the GLOW Run | Walk and discover how you can get involved!