Phone: 803-476-3933


Degrees and Certifications:

Mairel M. Bettes, MA, CCC-SLP


Welcome to Speech-Language at DFES!  My name is Mairel Bettes.  While I have worked at several schools in the district, I have been a part of the Fox Cub Family since 2019.   I received undergraduate degrees in both Spanish and Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University.  I remained at ASU for graduate school and earned a Master's Degree in Communication Disorders.  Shortly after graduation, I earned the Clinical Certificate of Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

I am passionate about speech-language pathology and the many branches of communication such as articulation, voice, fluency, and language.  With the help of teachers and families, developing communication skills for educational purposes is what I love to do.  I have three kids of my own and spend most of my time outside of school at practices and events for soccer, cross country, dance/gymnastics.  If you see me out and about, be sure to introduce yourself.  I look forward to our conversation.