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Julie Bates: American Sign Language

September 1, 2021

Q: What college(s) did you attend and what are some of your previous jobs?

A: Florissant Valley for Deaf Communication, and Fontbonne University for Special Education. I worked for Special School District for 9 years with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Department at Parkway West High School.

Q: What was your first impression of Lafayette?

A: Everyone at Lafayette has been very supportive and encouraging. I feel like I belong here.

Q: Why did you want to get into the educational field?

A: I love school and kids of all ages. I love sharing my knowledge with students. I love learning from my students their perspectives, opinions, and experiences.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this school year?

A: Building lasting relationships with my colleagues and students

Q: Are you a part of any activities, sports, or clubs at LHS? If yes, what are they?

A: I am not, yet. I would love to start an ASL club, like an ISign group that does various activities at Lafayette and in the community for the language and Deaf Awareness.

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