Ms. Elizabeth Portillo

Phone: (951) 294-6386 ext 3015


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Master of Speech-Language Pathology, California Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential, California State Speech Pathology License and National License with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Ms. Elizabeth Portillo

Hello, and welcome to the La Vorgna Elementary speech and language program!  My name is Elizabeth Portillo and I have been a speech-language pathologist for almost 20 years.  I received my B.S. in speech pathology and audiology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Following my undergraduate experience, I spent a year working as a speech aide in a private clinic and throughout Vista Unified School District.  The experience and knowledge I obtained during that time were extremely valuable as I was able to learn from a variety of therapists and expand my understanding of childhood speech and language development.

Following my undergraduate experience, I pursued a Masters of Speech Pathology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  At that time, I was fortunate to work as a graduate student for Dr. Gary Rentchler, who is well known for his research and contribution to stuttering therapy.  I was also fortunate to work closely with Dr. Diane Williams, who is well recognized in the speech pathology community for her work with autism and childhood language development.  I currently hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as a Clinical and Rehabilitative Services Credential with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Since graduate school, I have worked in the school setting, private clinics, hospitals, contract agencies and home hospital.  I love what I do and I adore the children I work with here at LES.  Every day I feel blessed I have the opportunity to both teach children and learn from them.  I look forward to working closely with both you and your child(ren) to create a successful and warm learning environment!  If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at (951) 294-6380 ext. 3015 or send me an email at