Deaf Education

Trish Barton

Sign Language Interpreter

P: 515-242-8402 | E: patrisha.barton@dmschools.org

Polly Brekke

Dean of Students - Deaf Education

P: 515-242-8402 | E: polly.brekke@dmschools.org

Cassidy Carr

Sign-Langauge Interpreter

P: 515-242-8402 | E: cassidy.carr@dmschools.org

Leah Cone

Deaf Education Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: leah.cone@dmschools.org

Class Description

Hi, my name is Leah Cone. I am a teacher for deaf ed. My college background includes Northern Illinois University for BA in Vocational Rehabilitation; University of Northern Iowa for BA in Early Childhood Special Education and MA in Special Education; and University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a Certificate in Deaf Education: Birth-21. I’ve worked for Des Moines Public Schools since 2000. I have two children and enjoy spending my free time with them.

Cindy Crawford

Lead Deaf Education Interpreter

P: 515-242-8402 | E: cindy.crawford2@dmschools.org

Donna Curran-Veal

Early Childhood Deaf Education

P: 515-242-8402 | E: donna.curranveal@dmschools.org

Biography

TEACHER: DONNA CURRAN-VEAL I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences/Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Texas Woman’s University north of Dallas and began my teaching career near Dallas, Texas teaching 2nd -6th graders. This is my 20th year of teaching in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program in Des Moines—spending the school year doing what I love…reading stories, playing with toys and games and singing songs with preschoolers! Working with preschoolers keeps me on my toes and excited to come into the classroom every morning. Their excitement and love for learning makes me strive to provide fun and challenging activities each day to support each child in developing his/her speech, language and communication skills, developing friendships—and have fun coming to preschool!

Links

http://pbskids.org/island/parents/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWvBAQf7v8g

 

Ursula Dierauer

Sign Language Interpreter

P: 515-242-8402 | E: ursula.dierauer@dmschools.org

Bob Greif

Deaf Education Associate

P: 515-242-8402 | E: robert.greif@dmschools.org

LuAnn Lynch

Deaf Education Associate

P: 515-242-8402 | E: luann.lynch@dmschools.org

Tiffany McDaniel

Deaf Education Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: tiffany.mcdaniel@dmschools.org

Class Description

Hello, I am Tiffany McDaniel. I am a Deaf Educator at Capitol View Elementary. I am very excited to be working at Capitol View Elementary.  I have been with Des Moines Public Schools for 17 years, previously I was an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf for the AEA.

I graduated from Missouri State University with Bachelors of Science. I furthered my education at Missouri State by getting my Masters of Science in the area of Communication and Science Disorders with emphasis in Deaf Education.   My first teaching job was in Mason City, IA.  I then choose to move to the Des Moines area to be closer to family.

I love being a teacher!  Meeting new families and watching the students grow, makes my job the best in the world. In my free time I enjoy reading, bike riding and spending time with my friends and family. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, I would love to help in any way I can.

Lianne Parsons

Deaf Education Associate

P: 515-242-8402 | E: lianne.parsons@dmschools.org

Roberta Ryerson

Deaf Education Associate

P: 515-242-8402 | E: roberta.ryerson@dmschools.org