This council advises the State Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction in matters pertaining to educational services for children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. For specific information related to the council’s activities, please contact Marla Walsh, Director of Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WESP-DHH).

Specifically, this council carries out this function by identifying and prioritizing issues and needs of children and youth who are deaf and hard of hearing in the state of Wisconsin, acting as a conduit between professionals in the field of education and the policy bodies of the state. Recommendations are developed that facilitate educational opportunities for children and youth who are deaf and hard of hearing with input from professionals involved in providing educational opportunities for these children. The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs is mandated by Wisconsin State Statute 15.377(2).

Membership


Call for Nominations

Are you, or someone you know passionate about deaf education in Wisconsin, collaborative, and willing to share their voice? Please consider making a nomination for a three-year term to the State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs. The meetings take place quarterly (fall, winter, spring, early summer) from approximately 9:30am-3:30pm. The role of the Council is to advise the State Superintendent on issues and needs of students who are DHH, developing recommendations that will facilitate educational opportunities for students who are DHH, and receiving input from professionals involved in providing educational services for students who are DHH.

The Council is currently seeking nominations for representation from:

  • Director of Special Education
  • DHH Teacher Preparation
  • Member at Large

Individuals with a hearing loss and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in serving on this council, please fill out the Nomination Form and send to Maria Rivera via email at maria.rivera@dpi.wi.gov or by mail at the address below by Friday, June 7, 2019.

Wisconsin School for the Deaf
Attn: Maria Rivera
309 W. Walworth Ave.
Delavan, WI 53115

DPI strives to have advisory councils that reflects the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity of Wisconsin.

If you should have any questions, please email: maria.rivera@dpi.wi.gov and kathleen.lincoln@wsd.k12.wi.us

Meetings

The next Advisory Council meeting will take place Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 9:30am – 3:30pm in Appleton, WI. Members of the public are welcome to attend and time for public appearances is scheduled at the beginning and end of each Council meeting. If you wish to attend and/or speak at a Council meeting, please email Kathy Lincoln, kathleen.lincoln@wsd.k12.wi.us.

Meeting Minutes

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For additional information, please contact:
Kathleen Lincoln, V:262-740-2066 or VP:262-724-8179