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.