Dr. Maribel Gárate
Dr. Maribel Gárate is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She has two Masters degrees: Deaf Education: Elementary and American Sign language Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Deaf Education with an emphasis on Bilingual Education. Her research interests focus on the implementation of bilingual methodologies to allocate ASL and English in classrooms for Deaf and hard of hearing children, and the ways in which teacher beliefs about ASL/English Bilingual Education influence their practice. She regularly conducts trainings and gives presentations to teachers, parents, and school administrators both nationally and internationally. She is the author of Educating children with cochlear implants in an ASL/English bilingual classroom, Developing bilingual literacy in Deaf children and co-author of Collaboration for communication, language and cognitive Development among others. Her articles and book chapters have been published in the United States, Italy, Germany, and Japan.