Welcome to Mrs. Hignite's classroom website.
     Name: Mary Hignite
     Grade/Subject: Speech and Language Therapy
     Phone: 972-908-8831
     Email: mary.hignite@allenisd.org

    Welcome to Speech and Language!


    Hello and welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year.  My name is Mary Hignite and I am starting my fifth year as the Speech and Language Therapist for the Olson Otters. 

    I spent my childhood in a small rural town in Colorado.  I attended Adams State University where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance.  A few years later while working in Denver I met and married my husband.  This began my life as a military wife and mother.   While we were stationed at Randolph Air Force Base I earned my Master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2017. 

    My husband and I have been married for 20 years and have been blessed with three children. My husband recently retired from the Air Force with 21 years of service.  We loved our time serving the country and with about 18 moves under our belts we have had the opportunity to live all over the United States and Europe. As a family we enjoy anything outdoors and our long standing tradition of movies and popcorn on Friday night.   

    In the Olson Otter Speech Room we are family and we will work hard to accomplish our speech and language goals, but I also love to keep things as fun as possible.  I will occasionally send activities to work on at home because I’m a big believer that students who practice their skills outside of school will make faster progress.

    We are going to have a great year!