Carson (he/they) is a Teacher of the Deaf, who has worked with students from pre-kindergarten to college. Originally from central Indiana, Carson grew up loving school and anything educational outside of school. He even volunteered as a Museum Apprentice at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis for six years in middle school and high school, so it was no wonder he landed in education.
While completing a B.S. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Carson had the opportunity to work at a camp for youth with disabilities, Wisconsin Lions Camp, for 3 summers where he became fluent in ASL and realized the work that gave him passion. So, Carson decided to attend Rochester Institute of Technology for a Master's in Deaf Education, having the opportunity to teach and tutor students within the National Technological Institute for the Deaf.
Since graduating, Carson has experienced educating Deaf and hard of hearing students in both itinerant public school settings and center-based public school settings. Currently, he is teaching at a center-based Deaf and hard of hearing pre-kindergarten program using both ASL and Cued American English to support student success.
Carson believes in providing Deaf students with full visual access to language and allowing them to determine what works best for them to be successful learners. His goal is to make literacy for Deaf students equivalent to their hearing peers, while maintaining ASL as a natural language and to make high-quality visual language a right for all Deaf and hard of hearing students and their families.