Founder & Principal Teacher of the Deaf
Scott E. Foor, M.A.
Scott E. Foor, M.A., is a Certified Teacher of the Deaf. He has a passion for helping under-served Deaf and hard of hearing children worldwide realize their full potential and experience personal growth through special education, sign language, spoken language, and building life skills needed for success. Scott has 7 years of experience working at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside. He also has 4 years experience working in a mental healthcare setting with Deaf and hard of hearing students and a total of 13 years experience working with Deaf from birth to age 21. Scott has also taught American Sign Language at the University of Wyoming and currently supports schools and programs in Wyoming, Kansas, Georgia, and Zambia.
Certified Interpreter, Staff Interpreter, Interpreter Coordinator. ASL Teacher, & Consultant
M. Chris Bernard, RID, CI/CT
M. Chris Bernard, MA, is a Certified American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter holding both the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf's Certificate of Interpreting (CI) and the Certificate of Transliteration (CT). She has over 37 years of experience and is O & E insured. While Chris has been in private practice for the past 20 years as Interpreter, Consultant and Teacher. She has worked in a variety of settings (medical, legal, business, education-all levels, mental health, etc.) to provide equal access for those who communicate using ASL. Additionally, she has over 4 years experience doing Video Remote Interpreting (VRI). She was the staff interpreter at several locations, has taught ASL at a local college and the University of Wyoming, and more recently, has earned her Master's in Teaching American Sign Language from the University of Northern Colorado.
Administrative Assistant, ,
Substitute ASL Teacher, Deaf Mentor, ASL Tutor,
Chelsea Elertson is a Deaf mentor and ASL tutor for all who desire to learn more about the Deaf Culture/sign language. She has been deaf since 6 months old and she had a cochlear implant for 2 years as a young adult. She attended Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) for 12 years to learn how to speak English. Chelsea learned American Sign Language when she was a freshman in high school through a sign language interpreter. She married a Deaf gentleman and they have 3 hearing children together. Chelsea has found her life's passion in connecting the Deaf/Hard of Hearing world and the hearing world by substitute teaching, tutoring, and mentoring.
Digital Content Manager & Deaf Coach
Patti LeBeau is a Digital Content manager/Deaf Mentor/Self-Directed Service provider for the state of Wyoming. Patti has worked in the medical and education field for several years. She has been deaf since birth and American Sign Language (ASL) is her primary language. Patti and her Deaf husband have four hearing children together. Patti has found her life's passion in connecting the worlds of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and hearing people together by teaching life skills and mentoring. In her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking and creating visual journals. She also spends her time having outdoor adventures with family.
Finance and Records Manager and Administrative Lead
Aileen Phelps has 15+ years in the administrative and customer service fields. Aileen lives in Georgia with her husband and 2 boys. They enjoy spending their free time outside camping and fishing.
Teacher of the Deaf, Researcher, & Data Analyst
Kristine Frey, PhD
Kristine Frey, PhD is a Certified a teacher of the Deaf. Since her first contact with a deaf child in 1983, she has dedicated her life to preparing to teach students with hearing loss with coursework in educational interpreting, special education, and deaf education. Graduate studies led to a dissertation related to teaching literacy skills through storytelling in American Sign Language and translating their stories into written English. Kristine has spent the past 18 years in Cheyenne, Wyoming teaching deaf and hard of hearing students in grades K-12. Research into the most effective teaching strategies has allowed her to meet the unique educational needs of each student. A passion for the deaf community has grown with each teaching experience and opportunities to support the parents as they raise their deaf child.