Other Deaf Education Teachers – Mrs. Freeman, the other deaf
education teacher in the building frequently comes into
Cundra’s room to collaborate on ideas, team-teach, and
work on goals for the students.
Interpreters – There are three interpreters that Mrs. Cundra
with on a daily basis. They help the students by
interpreting, explaining, and giving them any supplemental
information that they may need to understand the topic.
They help the Mrs. Cundra by letting her know of any
problems that the students are having in their classes,
making them aware of the students’ behavior.
Speech therapists – The speech therapist is in the school
per week. She helps the students increase their vocabulary,
and helps them to make some speech sounds more clearly.
She also makes Mrs. Cundra aware of any behaviors that
need to be dealt with, including attendance matters.
Job Link Coordinators -- Help students gain skills necessary
for being sucessful in a job.
school members provide valuable resources for any classroom. Other people
that Mrs. Cundra uses as collaborators for her classroom are Deaf adults.
One of the students’ fathers is a drug counselor. He has, on occasion,
come into the classroom to speak to the students about the dangers of drugs
and alcohol. Most of the students’ parents are hearing, but since this
man is deaf, they get a chance to interact with an adult who understands
what it is like to be deaf.
Vocational Coordinators -- Help students to find jobs for
which they are qualified.