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Kathy Manlapas

Education Specialist

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

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