About Me

Rebecca L. Dadey
eyeonlanguage@gmail.com ♦ 315-677-6151

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

     ♦ Bilingual in American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
     ♦ Active member of the Deaf community and experienced with Deaf culture.
     ♦ Highly effective communicator and leader.
     ♦ Strong work ethic and commitment to educating students and community.

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

WHOLE ME, Inc. - February 2005-present
Board President (2010-2012), Community Relations Officer (2008-2010), Executive Board member, After-School Program Coordinator (2005-2008)

Deaf Advocacy Council of Central New York - January 2005-present
Editor of Siracusa (newsletter of DAC, 2007-present), Co-Chairperson (2007-2008), Secretary (2005-2006)

CAREER EXPERIENCE

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse NY - August 2010-present
Assistant Professor, ASL Program, Modern LanguagesDepartment
     ♦ Teach ASL I, II, III, IV and ASL 297 (Deafhood: Moving Beyond Deaf Culture)
     ♦ Adjunct Professor from January 2009-May 2010

PEPNet-Northeast, Rochester, NY - August 2008-present
iTransition Trainer
     ♦ Train deaf/hard-of-hearing students, teachers, and parents to use online training modules to prepare students for successful transition to post-secondary education or work.

Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, Syracuse, NY - April 2004-June 2010
Teacher of the Deaf, K-12, Team Leader
     ♦ High school bilingual classroom teacher of English and ASL, in addition to other subjects
     ♦ Oversaw and facilitated staff meetings and schedules, consulted student academic progress and behavior goals (Sept. 2007-June 2010).
     ♦ Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf (September 2005-November 2006), providing educational services to mainstreamed deaf/hard-of-hearing students (K-12) in five school districts.

Aurora Summer Education Program at Lourdes Camp, Skaneateles, NY - Summers 2004-2006
Teacher of the Deaf (Grades K-8)

Metro Deaf School, St. Paul, MN - February-April 2004
Student Teacher, Middle School English in a bilingual charter school

Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Philadelphia, PA - September-December 2003
Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Middle School (Grades 6-8)
     ♦ Initiated a pen-pal program between students at PSD and Deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstreamed program at a local public school.

McDaniel College Deaf Education Department, Westminster, MD - Fall 2002-Spring 2003
ASL House Manager
     ♦ Supervised seven hearing undergraduate Deaf Studies minors in a residential setting, organizing activities to expose the students to Deaf Culture and opportunities to use ASL.

HIP/Oakland Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Project, San Francisco and Oakland, CA - Summer 2001
Summer Intern (Volunteer)
     ♦ Developed and taught the art curriculum for the Oakland Zoo Camp for Deaf elementary school children.
     ♦ Developed and taught two ASL classes for families.

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

     ♦ Deaf Advocacy Council of Central New York Community Service Award Fall 2006
     ♦ Aurora of Central New York Excellent Deaf Adult of the Year Award Fall 2006

CREDENTIALS

     ♦ New York State Professional Certification in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Education

EDUCATION

     ♦ Deaf Education (M.S.), McDaniel College, Westminster, MD – May 2004
     ♦ Psychology (B.A. with High Distinction), concentration in Anthropology; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – May 2002

Academic Awards/Achievements at the University of Virginia
     ♦ Completed a Psychology Distinguished Major thesis researching distress in Deaf children, comparing Deaf students in residential schools and Deaf students in public mainstreamed programs.
     ♦ Co-founder (1998), Vice-President (1999), and President (2000-2002) of Deafness, Education, Awareness For all Students (DEAFS).