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Esperanza Van Den Boom Edit Profile

also known as Hope Van Den Boom

Esperanza Van Den Boom, American speech and language pathologist, educator. Certified speech and language pathologist, teacher of learning impaired, art and early childhood teacher.


Boom, Esperanza Van Den was born on August 31, 1953 in Adrian, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Bennito Christino Hernandez and Enriqueta Mendez.


Associate of Arts, Delta College, 1974. Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Eastern Michigan University, 1977. Master Spl.Edn. SLI, Eastern Michigan University, 1978.

Master Special Education, Eastern Michigan University, 1986. Postmasters certified in Early Intervention, University Michigan.


Teacher's. aide, Bay City (Michigan) Public Schools, 1972-1974;receptionist, Center Michigan U., Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 1974;receptionist, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1975-1976;director speech pathology, Emma L. Bixby Hospital, Adrian, Michigan, 1981-1983;learning disability teacher, Utica (Michigan) Community Schools, 1986;speech language pathologist, Grand Ledge (Michigan) Public Schools, 1978-1981;speech language pathologist, Rochester (Michigan) Community Schools, since 1986. Early intervention 0-3 speech pathologist, director speech department E. L. Bixby Hospital, Adrian, 1981-1983. Supervisor teacher training in learning disabilites Oakland U., Rochester, since 1988.


Member Women's Business Association, Grand Ledge, Michigan, 1978-1981, University of Michigan Hospital Medical Research Team, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1981-1983. MemNEA, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Speech Hearing and Language, Oakland County Speech and Hearing Association, Macomb St. Clair Speech and Hearing Association, Michigan Association Learning Disabilities Educators, Michigan Association for Learning Disabled, Council for Exceptional Child (mental retardation division, communication disorder division, learning disabilities division, early childhood division), Michigan Infant Mental Health Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: arts, history, travel, cross-country skiing, woodworking.


Married Wayne Jerome Van Den Boom. Children: Sean, Kristine.