Kathy Gallagher, MAEd, CED, the CID family center program director, has more than 30 years’ experience in deaf education. She joined CID in 2014 as co-coordinator of the Joanne Parrish Knight Family Center. She became director of the center in 2015. She earned her master’s degree in deaf education/early intervention from Fontbonne University. She also holds a certificate in early childhood special education.
She previously taught in Dayton Public School’s Hearing Impaired Program and at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf. From 2000 through 2014, she was the toddler classroom teacher and a parent educator in St. Joseph’s Early Intervention Program. She has presented at national and international conventions hosted by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Association (EHDI) and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Christine Clark, MAEd, CED, CID’s family center intake coordinator, directed the program from 1996 to 2015. She has more than 30 years experience specializing in the needs of families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
From 1981 to 1985, she was a teacher in the CID preschool-kindergarten. In 1990, she began teaching in the family center nursery class. She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education from Maryville University in St. Louis and Missouri state certification in early childhood special education. She is also certified by the Council on Education of the Deaf. Prior to joining CID, she was preschool teacher at the Utah School for the Deaf.
Ms. Clark serves on the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS). As an instructor in this CID at Washington University School of Medicine program, she supervises independent studies, teaches classes, advises students and helps guide and develop curriculum for graduate students who will be future audiologists and teachers of the deaf.
Ms. Clark is a guest lecturer for various community agencies on early intervention with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She presents annual workshops for providers working with children age birth to 3. She has presented papers and posters at meetings of the Council on Exceptional Children, the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the International Symposium on Childhood Deafness.