About Me

Hey, I’m Ana!

I began working with Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students at the residential school in Florida the summer after graduating high school and I was instantly hooked! I knew I would one day become a Teacher of the Deaf and, during my college years, I spent all my free time tutoring DHH students and taking American Sign Language classes to nurture my growing interest in the field. I found my passion for working with families and young children during grad school where I received an endorsement in Early Intervention for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing. I graduated from Kent State University with a Masters in Deaf Education in December of 1999 with hands-on training in both total communication and oral/aural methodologies. Following grad school, I became certified as a Parent Advisor for children with hearing loss ages birth to five and received an additional endorsement in American Sign Language from Valencia College.


MORE ABOUT ME:

I am a native of the Sunshine State and have lived in Oviedo, Florida for over 20 years. I am married and have 3 children and a dog. In addition to teaching and creating resources, I love exercising, hiking, and spending time at the beach with my family. Other fun facts: I am a second-generation American and I am fluent in Spanish! 


MY EXPERIENCE

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MY MISSION

My goal is to meet the unique needs of students on your caseload as a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. More specifically, I want to create innovative resources that will save you planning time while keeping your students motivated and engaged with relevant themes. I love creating early intervention products and activities that target listening, language, and self-advocacy skills at the elementary level. I often provide data sheets for monitoring progress and teacher prompts that can easily be modified depending on the age and/or goals of your students.

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