My husband and I are deaf and we have three beautiful children – Tyler, Anabelle and Gabriella. Our youngest child, Gabriella, is also deaf. She is currently attending in pre-school program with sign language interpreter. Both of my husband and I know it is important for Gabriella to get best education and to have her social and emotional needs met. We feel it is very important for her to feel inclusive everyday with accessible communication in school and in home.
I am with Nebraska VR as Statewide Coordinator for the Deaf, and my role as an Employment Specialist, I work with deaf and hard of hearing individuals to assist them to prepare and to obtain a job. I have been working with Nebraska VR for 14 ½ years. I am looking forward to be involved in this board.