State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Deaf/Hard of Hearing Programs

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 Ryan Gollner, 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

Is someone you know (or you!) 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 to 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.

Council is currently seeking nominations for representation from:

  • Interpreter Preparation
  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Member at Large
  • Parent of a child who is deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
  • Parent of a child who is deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind

If you are interested in serving on this council and would like to attend the next meeting on Tuesday April 20, 2021, please email kathleen.lincoln@wsd.k12.wi.us. Those interested may download a Nomination Form and send it to Maria Rivera via email at maria.rivera@dpi.wi.gov or via mail at the address below by Monday, May 31, 2021.

Wisconsin School for the Deaf
Attn: Advisory Council Membership Secretary
309 W. Walworth Ave.
Delavan, WI 53115

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

Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the 2020-2021 school year will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 9:30am to 3:30pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend as a public appearance, share your views with the Council, request special accommodations, receive the Zoom link, or receive more information, please contact Kathleen Lincoln at kathleen.lincoln@wsd.k12.wi.us.

Meeting Minutes

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For additional information, please contact:
Kathleen Lincoln, kathleen.lincoln@wsd.k12.wi.us, V:262-740-2066 or VP:262-724-8179