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Melanie Slappey, 1st TPTE DHH program intern accepted at California School fo rthe Deaf in Fremont

TPTE Intern First UTK Student to Intern at Premier ASL-English Bilingual School for the Deaf

The Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is taking students places they’ve never gone before!

Melanie (Mel) SlappeyThis year, Melanie (Mel) Slappey, is completing the internship year as required through the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education in a kindergarten classroom at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.  But that’s not the only place Mel will complete the required internship.  During the fall, Mel engaged in a competitive interview process for the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, one of the nation’s premier ASL-English bilingual schools for deaf students and was accepted.  Mel will start the internship in March.