Hayley Broadway, Program Instructor
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Hayley is known as the Community Nudger, as her love of community work and teaching brings her happiness. She enjoys spending time with her teen boys and spouse, exploring ideas with friends and colleagues, and poetry. Creating opportunities for DeafBlind teachers and DeafBlind students and sharing experiences for nurturing the growth of Protactile language is one of her biggest joys.
Drawing on her expertise in educational services and her continued work in the protactile-related field, she has founded a company called Touch Seeds to provide support and resources to DeafBlind children and their families.
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Craig has been working in education for 8 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management degree from DeVry University and earned his Master of Education in Special Education from Texas Tech University. Currently, he serves as a Secondary Mathematics Teacher and certified teacher of the visually impaired at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). In his free time, Craig enjoys spending time with family, which includes his mother and father, 3 siblings, 2 daughters, and 8 nieces and nephews. He also enjoys playing piano, singing, playing fantasy football, and listening to the Dallas Cowboys games and news.
“My journey in life has been unique. In 2005 I was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, and as a result of this illness, I have no sight in my left eye, and no hearing in my left ear, and I have very little sight in my right eye and moderate hearing in my right ear. I went
from being a varsity football player at Hightower High School to learning how to navigate life as an individual who is blind and hearing impaired. Since then, I have earned my college degree and began working with students who are blind or visually impaired with the hope of inspiring them that life can still be incredible beyond advantageous hearing and vision loss.”
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Angela is culturally Deaf with Usher’s. She is a proud alumna of Gallaudet University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, and Rochester Institute of Technology, where she received a Master’s degree in Deaf Education’s Secondary English for students grades 7-12. She has been teaching for the past 23 years and is currently in her fourth year serving as a High School English & Language Arts teacher at Texas School for the Deaf (TSD). Before teaching at TSD, she taught in Washington, DC and Michigan. When she is not working, some of her favorite hobbies include dancing, reading, and spending time with her family.
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Kevin is DeafBlind and is the founder and owner of American Sign Language and DeafBlind Consulting Services, LLC. Kevin works as a Deaf Interpreter and sought-after lecturer who has given numerous presentations and training for the University of Vermont Medical Center and elsewhere about the DeafBlind experience and how to work with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind patients. Kevin enjoys drinking dark roast coffee and baking, traveling and exploring new things, learning about new cultures, and making new friends. Kevin is a dog lover whose motto is “laughter is the best medicine.”
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Wyatt is currently pursuing a certification in IT Fundamentals and plans to become certified in computer security. Eventually, he would like to earn a job working in tech support. His family members include his two brothers, one of whom is his twin and one who is five years older. In his spare time, Wyatt enjoys reading books, listening to music, watching television, and spending time with his two-year-old dog, Chewie.