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Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Instruction



Sharon Johnson

Sharon earned her Master’s Degree at Canisius College in Deaf Education. She taught at schools for the deaf in Rochester, NY and Brattleboro, Vermont until 2012. Sharon completed her certification in Special Education and taught Reading for four years at Brattleboro Union High School. She is thrilled to be signing again in her role as Teacher of the Deaf at Academy School. Sharon believes in focusing on what students are capable of doing, not on their limitations. She hopes to help her students believe that they can accomplish anything they set their minds on doing or being. She hopes to spread an appreciation for American Sign Language to everyone at Academy.

Mary Rodriguez

Mary has worked at Academy School for six years as an educational interpreter and prior to that, working in a variety of schools for an additional ten years. She works to provide the most effective communication access possible to all situations at the school using American Sign Language/English.

Melissa Moore

Melissa began learning Sign Language at Austine School for the Deaf, as an elective in high school. She went on to graduate from UNH-Manchester with a BA in the Sign Language Interpreting Program. She has been working as an educational interpreter for four years.

Melissa thrives to create equal opportunities for children in the classroom and to provide full communication access through the process of interpreting.

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