2017 Presenters

2017 Presenters

  • Sheri Cook- Web Developer

    Sheri Cook is a deaf woman who obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. She taught deaf and hard of hearing children at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf and in Southern Illinois. Read More

  • Dr. Monica Soukup - Ed.D.

    Dr. Monica Soukup received her Bachelor's degree in Deaf Education and Elementary Education and her Master's degree in Special Education from Augustana College. Read More

  • Ann Mayes- Web Developer

    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. Read More

  • Dr. Perry C. Hanavan - Au.D

    Perry C. Hanavan, Au.D., teaches in the Communication Disorders program at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. He has presented numerous hearing technology related topics at ASHA, AAA, Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology Summer Institutes, Midwest Conference on Deaf Education... Read More

  • Anna Paulson - M.ED

    Anna Paulson M.ED. is a licensed teacher in the areas of Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Elementary Education with a certification in Early Childhood Education. She works for the Commission for Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans... Read More

  • Susan Rose - Ph.D.

    Susan Rose, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Educational Psychology-Special Education Programs. Dr. Rose has been in the field of Special Education for more than 40 years as a speech-language pathologist, teacher, researcher and interpreter. Read More

  • Tina Childress - Au.D.

    Tina Childress, Au.D., CCC-A is an educational audiologist in the mainstream and residential school settings, technology and social media aficionado, late-deafened adult fluent in ASL and a bilateral cochlear implant recipient. Read More

  • Evelyn Tobin

    Evelyn Tobin is currently farming with her husband near Pierpont, SD. Evelyn has an elementary education degree which has been used raising their three daughters. Chelsea Paulson is their oldest daughter ... Read More

  • Chelsea Tobin Paulson

    Chelsea Tobin Paulson is currently working as a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Role Model Supervisor at Lifetrack in St. Paul. She has taught in a classroom for almost six years in Idaho and Minnesota. She also is a graduate of Augustana College... Read More

  • Mary Ann Kinsella-Meier - AuD

    Mary Ann Kinsella-Meier, AuD, is a Project Manager at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University. She manages product development, which meets the mandates of the Education of the Deaf Act (EDA) to develop, evaluate... Read More

  • Bridgetta Bourne-Firl - MS

    Bridgetta Bourne-Firl, MS, is director of Training, Products, and Dissemination at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Her team is responsible for disseminating information, resources, and technical assistance. Read More

  • Denise Davis-Pedrie- Web Developer

    Denise Davis-Pedrie is a Speech/Language/Hearing Pathologist and Teacher of the Deaf/HOH with a specialist certification in Infant/Toddler Special Education. She is currently a Colorado Hearing Resource Coordinator with The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind... Read More

  • Dr. Christen A. Szymanski- Web Developer

    Christen A. Szymanski, Ph.D. is a trained Clinical Psychologist who currently works as the school psychologist at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University in Washington DC. Read More

  • Rachel Coleman- Web Developer

    In 1996, Rachel Coleman’s daughter, Leah, was born profoundly deaf. Four years later, her daughter Lucy was born with spina bifida and cerebral palsy. Inspired by her children’s needs and challenges, Rachel, and her sister Emilie Brown, created the Signing Time Series, the Baby Signing Time Series, and most recently their science series, Rachel & The TreeSchoolers.Read More

  • Fishing For More Discussion- Web Developer

    In this session, we will discuss your burning questions about Deaf Education. During the conference, there will be fish bowls strategically placed for you to write down questions pertaining to deaf education, deaf culture, and/or the presentations you attended but still want more information.
    This will be a time to share amongst your peers. You might just want to listen and that’s ok! The questions you may have could be the same as someone else and a colleague may have just the answer