Brittany Dorn, University of Northern Colorado - Deafness/Hard of Hearing

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Brittany Dorn is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in special education at the University of Northern Colorado. Before moving to Colorado, Brittany worked as an itinerant teacher for the deaf/hard of hearing for four years.  In this role, Brittany taught students of all ages (pre-K through grade twelve), consulted with teachers and school staff, and presented in-services on hearing loss.  Brittany was also involved in social programming for students with hearing loss, including three years working at Clarke’s Explore the Outdoors camping trip for teens and four years working at Clarke’s Summer Adventure camp, including one year in which she acted as coordinator.  Brittany has presented on topics related to hearing loss at nationwide conferences, including the Clarke Mainstream Conference, the AG Bell Convention, and the Educational Audiology Association Conference. Brittany is particularly interested in fostering self-advocacy skills among deaf and hard of hearing students.

Brittany received her Master’s degree in deaf education from Smith College in Northampton, Mass.  Before becoming a teacher of the deaf, Brittany worked as a second grade teacher in a mainstream classroom in Hartford, Conn.  She earned her BA in English and journalism at the University of Connecticut.  She enjoys reading, journaling, and yoga.