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    • 06/03/2016

      Harold B. Tate BS ’62, MAT ’75, June 2, 2016, age 76.

    • 01/07/2018

      Arthur R. Nanna MAT ’75, January 6, 2018, age 81. Nanna held a variety of jobs during his life, including lifeguard, teacher, and master electrician. For fun, he loved skiing and traveling. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna Nanna MAT ’76.

    • 01/26/2016

      Kevin T. Milligan MAT ’70, January 25, 2016, age 79. Milligan was an accomplished athlete despite hearing loss caused by a disease in his early childhood. He taught for 20 years at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf before retiring in 1991. Throughout his basketball career, he won many accolades and was inducted into nine sports halls of fame, one of which was the American Athletic Association for the Deaf Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mildred; son Kevin Jr.; daughter Ella; and four grandchildren.

    • 01/04/2019

      Deirdre L. Mackey MA ’09, December 25, 2017, age 48. Mackey worked as a project manager for the American Federation of Teachers in Oregon, and she volunteered with the grassroots organization Respond to Racism. Survivors include her siblings, Elizabeth and Jasper.

    • 11/07/2015

      Curtis D. Bronson MA ’00, November 6, 2015, age 44. Bronson earned a PhD in psychology from the University of New Mexico. After his residency in Bowling Green, Ohio, he practiced in Bloomington, Indiana. Survivors include spouse Adrian and parents William and Donna.

    • 10/14/2016

      Carolyn Brown Miller MAT ’98 has returned to Cedaroak Park Primary as principal after leaving the same position in 2011 to serve as executive director of elementary schools for the Beaverton (Oregon) School District.

    • 06/28/2018

      Sunny Jonas MAT ’02 is the new assistant principal of Congress Park School and Ogden Avenue School in Illinois. Jonas has worked in Chicago Public Schools for three years now, and has been well-recognized in her field with awards and fellowships, such as the Socioeconomic Inequality Fellowship with the University of Chicago for 2018-19. She was also a recipient of the Yale RULER social-emotional learning grant and the Northern Illinois University’s Project DREAMS Fellowship.

    • A View From the Porch—Observations About Life From a Baby Boomer

      Ray Smythe MAT ’75 wrote and published A View From the Porch (CreateSpace, 2017), a collection of short compositions, observations, and reactions to the world today. The book is intended to instill positivity and help readers to find meaning and clarity in life.

      Posted 09/25/2017
    • Creative Teaching: A Guide to Success in the Classroom

      Ray Matlock Smythe MAT ’75 compiled a book full of ideas for teachers at all grade levels. It includes successful strategies, hints, and tips to use in their classrooms all year long.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 02/15/2017

      Paul Andrews EdD ’09 was promoted to superintendent of the High Desert Education Service District in Redmond, Oregon.

    • American Sign Language as a Bridge to English: A Handbook for HEARING Teachers of HEARING Students

      Vicky Allen MEd ’73 offers a handbook of more than 250 signs to be used in the classroom, each with a simple illustration and description. Her unique approach teaches students the handshapes of American Sign Language before they learn the ABCs.

      Posted 10/30/2017