Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

On Friday, March 15 th , a community event was sponsored by the MCOE Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) Program and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center (DHHSC) of Monterey County. Forty-five students, family and community members joined together to listen to presentations and participate in a panel discussion on deaf education and community involvement.

MCOE Director (retired) Deb Still and DHHSC Director Wayne Johnson shared valuable information, including local and regional services available to students and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. Krystal Rios, family educator, informed attendees about Reaching Out and Communicating with Kids (ROCK), a program that focuses on increasing communication in the home. The panel discussion, with audience participation, covered a wide range of relevant and timely topics.

ASL interpretation, dinner, and child care were provided by MCOE, and community service hours were earned by high school students who have participated in the MCOE D/HH program. The success of this wonderful night was evident by the high level of audience participation, the spontaneous conversations, and the genuine smiles and hugs that were shared.

Event Photos

Full house for DHH Family Workshop
Main Presenter - Deb Still
Presenter from DHHSC, Krystal Rios
Presenter from DHHSC, Wayne Johnson
Educational Interpreter, Jonathan Silva
Deaf Panelist, Henry Bergstresser
Deaf panelist, Jacob Hill
Deaf panelist, Gabriel Saucedo Romero
Deaf panelist, Rochelle Greenwell
Our child care workers and Deb
Teri Dye and Deb Still
Team of panelists and Phrani Diksa
a happy culmination
panelists happily interacting

Contacts

Terri Dye

Assistant Superintendent
tdye@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.6431
Fax: 831.769.0732

Connie Espinoza

Executive Assistant
cespinoz@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0345
Fax: 831.769.0732

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