Chair; East Central Representative
Michele Isham, M.Ed, has been working as a Deaf/Hard of Hearing licensed teacher for Benton Stearns Education District (Sartell, MN) since 1992. She graduated from Western Oregon State College with a degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Deaf Education. She also received a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Oregon (note her shirt, go Ducks!!). Michele is a member of the E/W Regional Advisory Committee with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD). She has participated as a representative of her district for the Collaborative Plan stakeholders group, especially with the school-age workgroups. In addition to MNCDHH and the Collaborative Plan, Michele serves on the MN Deaf/Blind network, Region 5 and 7 Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing network, and her regional Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) team. Michele is hard of hearing.
"I am proud to once again serve on the Commission so that I can continue to advocate not only for deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Minnesotans, but also the families and students I work with." ~ Michele Isham