Amid all the frustration I find myself dealing with, I realize that I need to take some time and give credit where credit is due.
It has never been my intent to use my blog to vent. Too often I think we, parents of deaf children, feel that raising a deaf child is a constant battle. That it is me against the world!! As my daughter grows, those battles become less and less. The reason, a wonderful staff at a humble school.
My daughter attends the local state school for the deaf. By many standards it is not the best school, but anyone can learn from the hard work and dedication of its staff and teachers. We have been there for, almost 7 years. I have seen many changes, many improvements.
We have a remarkable and dedicated superintendent that believes in giving our kiddos the tools they need to be successful. She always makes time to listen to my concerns and follows up to see that things are taken care of. We have dedicated teachers who work long hours to find new tools and new ways to encourage and support these amazing children. They take pride in what they do knowing they are doing something meaningful. Yet are humble enough to know they can always improve.
I am forever grateful for all they have done. Not only for my deaf child, but my entire family. Their love and dedication will be forever in our hearts!!