Deaf Education Teacher with 27+ years of experience, specializing in deaf students who have additional handicapping conditions such as; Autism, InD., and behavioral issues.
I am a very visual and hands-on with real world experiential learning type of Educator. I love to use Apple technology. I excel in modifications of curriculum for special needs learners.
Board of Directors: Florida Educators of Hearing Impaired 2000 - 2005. (Serving as Secretary, Vice President, President and Past President) Active member and attending statewide conferences since 1987, having presented on several topics during the breakout sessions of the conferences. Elected by the members of FEHI to represent the State of Florida as Teacher of the Year in 1995. Participated in 6 teacher exchange experiences with the Fulbright Memorial Fund's project in Japan, working in their Deaf residential schools. (1998 - 2006) I taught ASL I and ASL II at USF as a foreign language credit for undergraduates for 7 years. Became a published author in 2010 developing a curriculum and educational products for special needs deaf students.
University of South Florida, Sarasota: Masters of Arts - Varying Exceptionalities - 1995 Flagler College, St. Augustine: Bachelors of Arts - Deaf Ed / Elementary Ed - 1985 Certified Interpreter - QA 2 - 1988 - 1995
I'm married with one grown child and a couple of cats. I love to travel and see different cultures around the world. Extremely passionate about the deaf student population I serve. I love a good challenge.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, World Language, Special Education, Education, Foreign Languages, ESL / ELL / EFL, Reading Strategies, Products For TpT Sellers, American Sign Language