Desiree Rusch


Liberty Township, Ohio

Desiree Rusch | Liberty Township, Ohio | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since


Graduate Program

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Therapeutic Focus


Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

  • ACE Continuing Education Award 2016
  • Fairwood Elementary Educator of the Year, 2015
  • Featured in ASHA’s “Power Behind the ASHA Certification” Campaign
  • Blog Author,
  • Co-Presenter at Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Co-Presenter at OSSPEAC
  • OSMO Ambassador
  • Seesaw Ambassador
  • Hamilton City School District “Quiet Hero”

Favorite Quote

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Desiree Rusch


Liberty Township, Ohio

“I fell in love with the opportunity to make such a profound impact on someone’s quality of life by improving the human connnection.”


Desiree Rusch, M.A. CCC-SLP earned her M.A. in Communication Sciences from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and B.S. from Stockton University. She currently works for the Hamilton City School District in Hamilton, Ohio serving preschool and elementary students. Desiree is energized by the creativity that the field of speech-language pathology inspires.

She enjoys sharing speech therapy ideas through social media and her blog, SLPTalk with Desiree. Desiree’s three children keep her busy, humble and motivated to treat each student as if they were her own.