Welcome to 2016-2017 school year!
In the deaf community, it is important to know where a person comes from because this is how we make connections. I grew up in Northern Virginia near the Washington, D.C. area. I grew up in a deaf family but went to a mainstreamed school. My parents wanted to keep us at home and did not want to send us away to a deaf school.
After I graduated from my mainstreamed school, I decided to go to my parents' alma mater, Gallaudet University. At Gallaudet University, I met my husband Dirk Albrecht. Together we have two children, a hearing son and a deaf daughter. I graduated from Gallaudet University with a BA in Business Administration specializing in Management, then I went on to receive my MA in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University.
My family moved to Texas about 5 years ago. When we moved here, it was my mother who said that I went back to my roots. My great grandmother used to live near Waco area. We enjoy being here in Texas but occasionally we do miss seeing and playing in the snow. We do not miss shoveling the snow.
I have been an educator since I was a little girl. In school, I was called the mother hen. I would go around helping other students. I enjoy working with deaf and hearing people. Currently I work here at TSD as a HS English teacher. I also work as an Adjunct Professor at Austin Community College teaching mainly ASL 1 or ASL 2. I enjoy and love teaching. If you want to learn, then you are welcome to join me in my classroom. I enjoy getting to know my students and to see them making steps toward their future goal. Seeing them in the process of flying toward their goal is a rewarding experience.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via email. We can set up a time to talk either in person or through the videophone.