Mollie Kropp has been involved in the fields of Deaf Education and Interpreting for over twenty years. For the first part of her career, she taught English/Language Arts to culturally diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students whose language use included ASL, Cued American English, Spoken English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, and a host of other world languages.
For the last thirteen years, Mollie has been an assistive technology (AT) resource teacher, specializing in technology to increase DHH students’ access to language and literacy.
She has presented at local, state, and national education conferences and been a featured presenter at the Opening Doors Unlocking Potential Conference in Virginia. She has also been a part-time ASL interpreter for twenty-five years, working primarily in post-secondary education.
Mollie is passionate about communication access and language equality. She is grateful to her D/deaf and hard of hearing students and friends who have contributed so much to her life and is excited to work with VALIDEAF to help end language deprivation.