Monday, February 4, 2013

Meet the Teacher

So here's a little about me. I've been going back and forth about creating this little blog for a while. I've been reading teacher blogs for over a year and have been scouring the Internet for blogs about Deaf/Hard of Hearing classrooms. I haven't had much luck. So the only way to get information, is to share information. This is my way of connecting with other teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. I want to know about your classrooms and what you're doing with your students. I'm nervous about putting myself out there and sharing what we're doing in my classroom. It's just little ol' me. What do I know that other people want to know about? Who knows where this will go... but I'll give it a try.
My name is Kelly. Currently I teach Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in grades 1-6 in a Special Day Class. This is my 15th year of teaching. In the past I have taught preschool, did itinerant for a little while and then I settled into the upper grades 3rd-6th D/HH SDC. Due to declining enrollment we downsized our classrooms from three D/HH classes to just two. Teaching grades 1-6 is NOT ideal by any means. It's down right hard and time consuming. I'm hoping that we'll go back to three classes soon.
I have 11 Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in my classroom. We are a Total Communication program... the true meaning of TC. My students are mainstreamed into the general education classes with educational interpreters whenever possible.
I truly enjoy my job. Every single day is different than the day before. I'm always on my toes and ready for a new challenge. I love to see the light bulb go on when a student finally gets a new concept. Watching their progress is truly fulfilling to me.


  1. You sound like such a wonderful teacher! I like your blog! Found it on the Blogs by State - even though I'm on the other side of the country! Please stop by mine if you get a chance, I'm new to Blogworld too and am looking to share with teachers from everywhere!
    Science for Kids Blog

  2. I would love to read your FV ideas but with black background and black font it is very hard to read.