NAIE 2016-17 Board of Directors
The NAIE Governing Board will act on behalf of the association by actively participating in organizational planning and decision making, act as trustee of the association assets, and ensure a sustainable future by practicing sound, ethical, and legal governance.
By fall of 2016, the NAIE Steering Committee will establish the criteria and requirements of the Association’s Governing Board. Consideration of appointed Board members will be given to the qualifications, skills, and expertise necessary to facilitate the mission of the association.
2017-18 Board of Directors
Susan E. Brown, M.Ed., Ed:K12
Susan is an educational interpreter for the Cherry Creek School District in Denver, Colorado and is adjunct faculty for Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to working for UNC Susan worked as an educational interpreter for 14 years in Maine and has served on the RID EIPA National Task Force, RID Educational Interpreter Committee, and RID Educational Task Force. Susan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Adult Learning and Education from Regis University.
Kimberly F. Hutter, M.Ed, Ed:K12
Kimberly is working on her Ph.D. in Special Education – Deaf and Hard of Hearing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she is a scholar with the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities. Her area of concentration is Education Law and Policy Reform with a focus in state and federal policy relating to educational interpreter preparation and educational interpreters employed in the K-12 setting. Her journey began in 1999, when she attended an Educational Interpreter Training Program in Northern Wisconsin. She holds an AAS in Educational Interpreting, BAS in ASL Interpretation, and M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.
Pat Himes, Colorado, AEI
Pat is currently the Lead Interpreter for the Cherry Creek School District in Denver, Colorado. She has worked as an educational interpreter for 15 years. She has served on the Colorado Department of Education Educational Interpreter Advisory Board as well as the Colorado RID Educational Interpreter
Jo is the Lead Interpreter for St. Tammany Parish School District in Southern Louisiana where she is responsible for interpreting services, mentoring and supervision of over 15 interpreters and works with 6 Deaf Ed. Teachers. She has over 20 years’ experience in the school system and 17 years of educational interpreting experience. Jo holds an Associates Degree in Educational Interpreting from Delgado Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in ASL/English Interpreting with an emphasis in Educational Interpreting as well as Interpreter Supervision and Leadership for the University of Northern Colorado. Jo serves on the Louisiana Department of Education Communication Committee.
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Tracey Frederick, Ed:K12, NIC, CI/CT, NAD III,
Tracey is the Lead Interpreter for the Morrison Center in Scarborough, Maine. Working with students with significant intellectual disabilities. She has over 25 years of experience as a K12 educational interpreter. Tracey served as Chair of Maine RID Educational Interpreter Committee and was also Chair of the RID IEIS Special Interest Group for four years.
Erin Poeschel is currently the Interpreter and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Specialist at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and has served in that position since 2008. Erin is passionate about lifelong learning and thrives in the hands-on practical learning environment at CVTC. She is nationally certified with experience in various community settings and nearly every level of K-12 and post-secondary education. She is involved with professional organizations around the state to promote consistently high quality interpreting services. Erin believes empowered educational interpreters model confidence and excellence to students and other professionals.
Jeremy Tuttle, B.A.; Ed:K12, NIC
Jeremy lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is a professional interpreter with more than 15 years of experience primarily in K-12 educational settings with some experience in post-secondary and community assignments. He obtained an Associate’s degree for interpreting from Pima Community College in Tucson and his Bachelor’s degree for ASL-English Interpreting with an emphasis in educational interpreting from the University of Northern Colorado. He is the chairperson for the K-12 Interpreter Committee at Arizona RID where he facilitates a mentoring program for K-12 interpreters and currently works full-time as an educational interpreter for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students in public schools.
Stephanie Zito, MS; NIC
Stephanie hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a full-time interpreter and C-Print captionist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She completed her Masters in Nonprofit Management and Leadership through the Helen Badar Institute for Nonprofit Management at UWM. Additionally, she works part time for a local agency as well as a VRS company and holds licenses for both community and educational interpreting. In 2011, Ms. Zito helped co-found a nonprofit organization (CODE-IDEA, Inc) that focuses on educating employers and job seekers about workplace accommodations for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing individuals. She is also an active member in both the interpreting and Deaf communities serving on several boards and committees.
2014-2016 STEERING COMMITTEE:
Frances Beaurivage, Nebraska
Susan Brown, Colorado
Tracey Frederick, Maine
Pat Himes, Colorado
Sue Ann Houser, Pennsylvania
Leilani Johnson, Colorado
Racheal Ragin, North Carolinia
Jenna Schellenber, Washington
Rachel Sera, Washington
Stephanie Zito, Wisconsin
STEERING COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTORS:
LaNae Phillips, Colorado
Carol Schweitzer, Wisconsin
Rachel Sera, Washington
Janet Sloand, Pennsylvania
Kevin Williams, New York
Caryl Williams, New Mexico
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:
Carol DeStefano- editor
Charlie Frederick- webmaster
Cheryl Johnson-Educational Audiologist Association, NAIE steering committee advisor
Andrew Rhoade- Logo graphics advisor
Josh and Elizabeth Seal
Jenna Schellenberger – past membership director
Korry Cross – past vice-president