Today we hear from one of our current students, Shawna Compassi!
What year are you?
What made you choose deaf education?
My brother and my mother are both hard of hearing. However, my brother, who is 12 now, has been in a rural school with no deaf education professionals. He would have benefitted greatly to have that kind of support.
Why did you choose to study at TU?
I choose TU because I was raised in the surrounding area and I was drawn to the deaf education program.
What has been your favorite part of the program so far?
My favorite part of the program is how involved with classrooms, teachers, and students we are.
What are you most looking forward to in your final years in the program?
The thing I’m most looking forward to in the final years of the program is student teaching.
What are your goals for after graduation?
I want to go to graduate school and get my masters degree in elementary education.
What would you tell high school students who are interested in studying deaf education?
Deaf education is a very high need field! It feels so rewarding and the people, language, and culture areso amazing to be a part of!