The Guidelines writing team includes a range of professionals and parents from a variety of perspectives.

Writing Team

Cheryl D. Johnson, Co-Facilitator, Editor, ADEvantage Consulting/University of Arizona  

Barbara Hecht, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech 

Tawny Holmes, National Association of the Deaf 

Jennifer Howell, edXponential Education Consulting 

Mary Lane, New Hampshire Department of Education 

Greta Palmberg, GretaPalm Consulting

Tyler Porche, Mississippi Department of Education

Barbara Raimondo, Co-Facilitator, Editor, Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD)

Nancy Reder, National Association of State Directors of Special Education 

Crystal Thomas, Ascent Academies of Utah 

James E. Tucker, Maryland School for the Deaf 

Sherri Vernelson, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 


Louis Abbate, President Emeritus, Willie Ross School for the Deaf 

Shauna Bilyeu, Washington School for the Deaf, Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss 

Susan Brown, National Association of Interpreters in Education 

Claire Bugen, Superintendent, Texas School for the Deaf 

Mary Cashman-Bakken, Minnesota Department of Education 

Stephanie Cawthon, National Deaf Center 

Ellen Estes, Still Elementary School, Cobb County Schools, GA; AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language 

Jay Fehrman, Northeast Metro Intermediate District 916, Minnesota 

Gayla Guinard, AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

Marsha Gunderson, Iowa Department of Education & Iowa School for the Deaf 

Rick Hauan, Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss 

Carol Ann Hudgens, Exceptional Children Division, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 

Harold Johnson, Association of College Educators of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Hands & Voices 

Theresa Johnson, Educational Resource Center on Deafness, Austin, TX 

Lisa Kovacs, Hands & Voices

Betsy Meynardie, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Denise Nelson, Durham Public Schools, Durham, NC 

Anna Paulson, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans 

Brooke Peterson, Intermediate School District 917, Minnesota 

Diana Poeppelmeyer, Educational Resource Center on Deafness, Austin, TX 

Annette Reichmann, Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind 

Laurie Rook, Eastern NC School for the Deaf 

Michelle Tanner, Utah Schools for the Deaf & Blind 

Kim Wadsworth, South Dakota School for the Deaf 

Cheryl Winston, University of Utah 

Home Page Artist

Rebecca Witzofsky is a Deaf college student who grew up oral and learned American Sign Language later in life.

Web Site Management

Barbara Raimondo, Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf.

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