It is a privilege to be a teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. This unique and talented population of students is what drives my teaching each day. My specific students are those that have a hearing loss and are in the mainstream setting or other special education program due to their level of need. My students are spirited, driven, focused, and above all else, they are kind.
"You taught me that my hearing loss doesn't mean I am limited; I can do anything" -former student.
As an Itinerant Teacher of students with hearing loss, I work with students in a variety of areas: self-advocacy, hearing science, language arts, hearing technology, positive coping strategies, fostering culture and identity, and so much more.
My students are often "their own island" with some them being the only student with hearing loss in their classroom, grade level, or entire school building. Each of my students works to understand their hearing loss, personal learning needs, and how to advocate for those needs. My students can learn anything, be anything, and do anything. I know each will go on to do great things and I am honored to get to be part of that!
The Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Cultural Event allows students with all types and levels of hearing loss to come together. Students complete a project focusing on their abilities and their Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture and identity.
No student is an island but our student’s often feel that way.
This event allows our students to come together and build relationships and connections with their peers. This event fosters a greater community not only for our students but for their parents as well.
This focus of this annual event is for students to reflect on where they were and how far they have come on their learning journey and the growth of their abilities. This event is also a celebration of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing student’s successes and unique culture.
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