I’m profoundly deaf myself. I’ve been working on deaf issues for 25 years in total. I first started working as a teaching assistant at the school where I’m working now, and then I became a teacher and after that the system principal there.
I’ve got really strong links with a lot of applications, and hopefully this gives me the opportunity to bring them on board. One thing I’m really keen on working with you is employment of deaf people from an educational perspective.
We work with a whole range of children that battle with their needs and we know there are considerable barriers to employment for the young people, especially when they move on and I am really keen on working for them.