Phone: 972-617-4799


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Communication Disorders Masters Degree in Health Science-Speech Pathology

Mrs. Caitlin Battles


My name is Caitlin Battles (Tietema) and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist here at Shield's Elementary. I also have the pleasure of servicing students at Red Oak High School and Little Hawks Learning Center.  I moved to Texas two and a half years ago from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I absolutely love living here and the people are great! I recently got married and I live in Waxahachie, Texas. 

I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders from Central Michigan University in 2011. From there, I had an amazing opportunity to work in an outpatient pediatric clinic in Corsicana, TX as a Speech Therapist Assistant. I obtained a Master's Degree in Health Science at Governors State University in 2013. I am going in to my third year as a speech-language pathologist. :)

I feel very privileged to work with students who exhibit speech and language disorders. Each child brings so much joy and laughter into my life and seeing their "ah ha" moments are priceless. I love educating and empowering each child in various ways to help them communicate in everyday life. I am so excited to see what this next year brings! 


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments.

Phone: (972) 617-4799