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“Every child is different. That doesn’t go out the window just because your child is deaf. Every deaf child is different, too. Some need very little to succeed in the classroom. Others need more.””

– Maria Harrah
Certified Educational Interpreter
Jackson County

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“Special education is a way to ensure students are getting the instruction that they need and a way that educators can provide an effective education for all students.”

– Natalie Armbruster
Special Education Student
Marshall University

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“Special education teachers are extremely resourceful and flexible.They work countless hours to problem solve and research instructional strategies to match with the needs of their students.”

– Tiffany Barnett
Director of Exceptional Student Education
Monongalia County

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“The more time I spent with this population, the more I longed to be a part of the solution. I want to be an advocate for what the deaf CAN do.”

– Angela Williams
Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH)
Raleigh County

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“The most important (part of my job) is to level the playing field for my students that have blindness or low vision.”

– Erin Bashaw
Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI)
Marion County

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“When I was planning post-secondary education there were three pathways open – secretary, nurse, and teacher. I chose teacher.”

– Pat Homberg
Superintendent
West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (WVSDB)

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