A Deaf North Carolina native, Kathy Manlapas has been in Minnesota over 25 years. She is an Education Specialist. She will be assisting a variety of education related projects. She comes with over 20 years of teaching experience in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing field with BA degree from Lenoir Rhyne College and MA degree from Hamline University. She has served on a variety of DHH community events.
Currently an empty nester with her husband, Tim, and two dogs. They have a blended family of three young adult boys and a cute granddaughter. Kathy enjoys kayaking, reading, traveling, and enjoys nature hiking.
“I enjoy the challenge of exploring resources to continue improving education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind students. I also enjoy meeting other educators to learn of their unique challenges in the teaching field." - Kathy Manlapas