Ann received her bachelor of science degree with a dual emphasis in Deaf Education and Elementary Education from Minot State University in 1988 and her master’s degree in Advanced Studies in Deaf Education, with a focus on Reading Instruction, from Gallaudet University in 1989. She has taught at a bilingual-bicultural deaf charter school, in resource programs, including those using American Sign Language and Cued English as the languages of instruction, and is currently teaching students on an itinerant basis. She has worked with a wide variety of students, including those with languages other than English spoken in the home, developmental and cognitive disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and deafblindness. Ann has a passion in assisting teams to understand the student who is deaf or hard of hearing, including impact in a variety of social situations and language access to the curriculum. She is particularly passionate about assisting school teams to understand the need for caption/subtitle access to media, including teacher-produced videos. Ann is married to a deaf man who also was mainstreamed growing up, and has four children, one who is deaf and another who is hard of hearing.