COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
February 20, 2009
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
As part of the Virginia Department of Education’s ongoing effort to meet the educational needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, professional development opportunities are being offered in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University and Radford University. These training events are open to teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, speech-language pathologists, administrators, related service providers and other educators working with students with hearing impairments.
Training events will be conducted as follows:
Registration information will be made available at www.ttaconline.org as each of these events approaches.
If you have questions about these training events, please contact Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer, specialist for deaf/hard of hearing, at the Virginia Department of Education, at (804) 371-4059 or at Debbie.Pfeiffer@doe.virginia.gov ; Ann Hughes, specialist for deaf/hard of hearing, at the Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU, at (804)828-1342 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Ellen Austin, Radford University, faculty in Deaf Education program, at (540) 831-5549 or email@example.com .