Q: Tell us a little about your background.
A: I have spent most of my career teaching students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in a variety of settings including residential schools in California and South Carolina and mainstream programs in Georgia, California and the Carolinas.
Q: What drew you to the type of work you do at BEGINNINGS?
A: I worked at BEGINNINGS in the 1990’s. It was then when I developed a passion for working with parents. Having been a teacher, I had worked with parents, but my primary focus was on the children. After working at BEGINNINGS, I was able to see the benefits
to the children when parents are informed, educated and supported on their journey of having a child who is deaf or hard-of -hearing. I am thrilled to have returned to this organization one year ago!
Q: What is your role with BEGINNINGS?
A: I am a Parent Educator.
Q: Is there a family or a particular family's situation that has really inspired you while have been with BEGINNINGS?
A: Each family has its own strengths and challenges. What inspires me most is when I see a parent realize they can be their child’s best advocate even though most did not know anything about hearing loss when their child received a diagnosis.