Minerva Central School Speech-Language Program

Minerva Central School provides services to students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  

Speech-language services are provided individually, in small groups, and within the classroom environment. 

Mr. Eric Knierim: Speech Language Instructor

Mr. Eric Knierim

My name is Eric Knierim and, for those who don’t know me, I’m a speech therapist at Minerva Central School. I’ve been a therapist with the district for 24 years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of being a part of this small community and school. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, so I have a great appreciation for the Adirondacks and all it offers! I discovered this area over 25 years ago when I was visiting family in Western NY and completing my undergraduate studies at Geneseo. I spent many long days traveling I-87 north to adventure in the High Peaks region and I always admired the mountain landscape. Since I didn’t have any friends or family moving into the area, I knew I had to just get out there and start exploring. I learned that during the summer months I could whitewater raft guide and safety kayak the Hudson River. During winters I could work at Gore Mountain as a professional ski patroller, and why not throw in some mountain biking, guiding, hiking, and camping trips? All these activities and seasons have helped me discover that this is my forever home and the place I’m meant to be. I also have a lovely wife, Victoria, and a crazy dog, Vader, with whom I enjoy many great after-school and weekend adventures together.


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