In the first half of the program, Early Childhood/Elementary School Principal, Petra M. Horn-Marsh and Bilingual Specialist, Kester L. Horn-Marsh with the Kansas School for the Deaf discuss the national youth art competition, De’VIA (Deaf View Image Art) at KSD.
Kansas School For The Deaf www.ksdeaf.org
De’VIA (Deaf View Image Art) www.deafart.org
Writer/author/educator, Patrick Dobson joins Maria for the second half of the program to discuss his latest book, “Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer.
Petra M. Horn-Marsh, PhD graduated from Gallaudet University with a BA in Secondary Education and History, a MA in History from Utah State University, a PhD in Sociology from Utah State University, and completed a Deaf Education certification program at the University of Kansas. She is currently an Early Childhood/Elementary School Principal as well as an AEBPD bilingual mentor at the Kansas State School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kansas, in her 10th year at KSD. Before that, she was a Bilingual Specialist and also an AEBPD lead mentor for CAEBER. She served as a school administrator at Jean Massieu School of the Deaf, a bilingual charter school in Riverton, Utah, for a year and at California School for the Deaf, Riverside, for a year and a half prior to coming to KSD. She also has been teaching a variety of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture courses for 20+ years. She is Deaf with two Deaf children and 3 hearing children. Finally, she co-wrote an article, “Bilingual Students Publish Works in ASL and English”, with Kester Horn-Marsh in the spring 2009 issue of the Odyssey magazine. In Fall 2012, Petra and Kester were the co-chairpersons of the ASLRT hosted at KSD.
Kester L. Horn-Marsh graduated from Avila University with a BA in English education and an MA in Deaf Education from the University of Kansas. He was a high school language arts teacher at the Kansas State School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kansas for 7 years before becoming the Bilingual Specialist. He is also an AEBPD bilingual mentor in his eighth year at KSD. He taught ASL courses in the foreign language department in Lawrence public schools for 7 years prior to KSD as well as at the University of Kansas for four years. He is also a freelance interpreter and works for Sorenson as a video relay interpreter. He is an OCODA with two Deaf children and 3 hearing children. He enjoys farming, camping, kayaking, and hiking. Finally, he has co-wrote an article, “Bilingual Students Publish Works in ASL and English”, with Petra Horn-Marsh in the spring 2009 issue of the Odyssey magazine
Patrick Dobson is a writer, college professor, and union ironworker in Kansas City, Missouri. His second book, “Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer,” will be published May 1, 2015. His first book, “Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains,” was published to critical acclaim in 2009. He earned a doctorate in History and American literature at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013.
Patrick will talk about his new book, Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer, on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.