Kara Claypool, MS, CCC/ SLP-L Speech-Language Pathologist

 Welcome to Coal City Middle School! I am a speech-language pathologist in the Coal City School District. This is my fifth year working in the District as a school SLP, and my sixth year working as a speech pathologist. I previously worked at Coal City High School as a special education teacher and at the Grundy County Cooperative as an SLP. I completed both my undergraduate and graduate program at Illinois State University. I am very proud to be an educator in this amazing small town community. I love working with children and helping them reach their fullest potential inside and outside the classroom. I love building relationships with children as we work on improving their overall communication skills!


Communication is key to student success! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at any time!

If you would like to access the Speech/Language Therapy Services Google Classroom:
  1. Visit classroom.google.com
  2. Click on the + sign in the upper right corner
  3. Enter access code ocot7cl
Materials and resources have been organized by the following topics and grade levels:  Social Language/Social Thinking, Language, Articulation, Preschool, K-1, 2-5, 6-8, 9-12. 
My contact information is:
815-634-5042 ext. 3323
or you can email me at:

Feel free to contact me anytime! I will be sure to reply to you within 24 hours! 


Monday: ECC

Tuesday: ECC

Wednesday: ECC

Thursday: MS/ECC

Friday: HS