Educational Sign Language Interpreter
My family moved to Denver ten years ago, by way of Houston, TX, and Baltimore, MD. However, I am a southerner through and through, having been born and raised in Atlanta, GA. We have two amazing teenage boys, a beloved dog, and a hilarious “Hemmingway” cat. When I am not interpreting, I enjoy reading, hiking, paddleboarding, and attending to my two boys’ activities. This year I am excited to return to Carson elementary school and meet all new, wonderful kiddos who are ready to learn!
Julia is on her sixth year of teaching and has lived in Colorado all of her life. She has taught in a wide variety of settings including self-contained DHH and general education kindergarten. She has been volunteering at Carson since she was in high school. Her time at Carson as a volunteer motivated her to pursue a teaching degree and a Master’s in deaf education. When she is not at school she might be working for Feel the Beat, teaching dance classes, doing yoga, or reading.
Lindsey was born and raised in Colorado and enjoys everything about this state! Since she was a young girl, she dreamed of working with children. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and an Associate’s in Interpreting, she is happy to have found her home working with children who are Deaf/hard of hearing. While Lindsey likely won’t be at Carson all day everyday, you will see her around as she supports the ESLIs in the building.
I have been a teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing here at Carson since 2014 and a Senior Team Lead since 2016. Through my career experiences as a teacher leader, MTSS coordinator, special education generalist, and teacher of the Deaf, I’ve had the pleasure of supporting students with a diverse range of skills and needs at the K-5 and 6-8 levels, from students receiving consultative services to those in a center-based placement.
I value creative problem solving and a strengths-based approach to designing engaging and individualized instruction for every student and apply this thinking to support the general education setting as an inclusive space by default. I love to take my lifelong interests of experiential and authentic learning, the scientific approach, and taking a risk to cultivate a community of learners who are curiously courageous and empowered through their learning.
Outside of school, you can find me busy making, breaking, and fixing things — fiber arts, assorted crafts, cooking, home improvement, gardening, furniture restoration…nothing is off limits. And also (of course!) being outdoorsy.