President Paul Fitzpatrick
After I graduated in May 1999 from SCSDB, I directly entered the workforce for three years. In 2002, I decided to enroll at Gallaudet University for two years, and then moved to Los Angeles, California where I worked as a teaching assistant for five years. Eventually, I realized my need to complete my college degree, which led me back at Gallaudet University in 2009. I finally completed my B.A. in Deaf Studies in 2011. After receiving my B.A., I got accepted to the M.A. in Sign Language Teaching program, which at that time was the pioneer group. While taking M.A. courses, I accepted an ASL teaching position at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, VA. I taught ASL to various students, who are hearing, late deafened, and hard of hearing. The students range with ASL levels one to six. I teach approximately two to three courses every semester. I recently completed my M.A. in SLT in 2012. Currently, I am ASL Instructor/Specialist at Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Campus. I truly love the job!