• HELLO and WELCOME BACK to Mrs. McFadden's (a.k.a- MRS. MAC's) page!

    Welcome and welcome back to my new and returning Dragons!!!  I hope that you all had a wonderful summer and are ready to get back to work!  I am Marcella McFadden, the speech-language pathologist for Odell Elementary School.  This is my fourth year as an Odell Dragon and my sixth year in Cabarrus County.  Prior to working in Cabarrus County, I worked for a private practice which contracted out to many charter schools and the Head Start Program in Charlotte.
    I graduated from Western Carolina University (GO CATS!) with a Bachelor's of Science in Education degree in 2005, and then again with a Master's of Science in 2007.  I love the mountains, they are like my second home.  I met my husband, Dominique, up there.  We have two beautiful children, Vaughan (5.5 years and starting Kindergarten this year!) and Riley (3.5 years), they conveniently were both born in March, almost 2 years to the day.  I am enjoying every bit of motherhood, but also continue to love what I do with your children every single day.  My areas of strong expertise would be in Articulation, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, and Autism.  I will be one of your child's biggest advocates!  I will do what I feel is in the best interest of his/her academic and social needs. 
    This year, I've been given some help (YAY!).  We have a new speech therapists joining our Dragon Nation.  Her name is Jessica Faivor, and I'm so excited to have an extra person here, so that we can serve and address your students on a more personal level.
    I do try to communicate with my students' parents frequently, whether through worksheets, or target words that are sent home, to a quick email every now and then.  Email is the best and quickest way to get in touch with me, as I am on the go throughout the school day, and usually don't take calls during my speech sessions.  But please, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I look forward to a great year ahead of us and I am very excited to meet all of our new DRAGONS!!! 
     My husband and I at the Venetian                Kids at the pool
    This Is Us at Christmas
  • May is BETTER SPEECH AND HEARING MONTH.  Most people just want to be seen and heard.  Communication is KEY to understanding people more.

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  • Have your students enroll in my CANVAS course here.

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    Marcella McFadden 
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    (980) 355-9205- Current Number to be reached at
Last Modified on May 2, 2021