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On-site Support Services

  • Highly qualified Deaf Education Teachers
  • Nationally Certified Interpreters
  • Audiologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Counselor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Adaptive Physical Education Specialist

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

Creating Opportunities Through Access

Vision Statement

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Hodgin Elementary School strives to create an accessible environment for social, emotional, and academic success in order to support students in reaching their highest potential.


In order to attend the DHH Program, a child must be eligible for Special Education services and have a documented hearing loss.

Program Overview

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program serves Kindergarten through 5th grade students who have a mild to profound hearing loss. We provide direct instruction through American Sign Language, spoken language, or a combination of the two.

Public School Setting

  • Options for academic instruction in the general education and/or DHH classroom.
  • Research-based core curriculum used for all instruction
  • All students have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Hearing students are exposed to American Sign Language and Deaf culture
  • Opportunities for the DHH students and their siblings to attend the same school.
  • Extra-curricular activities after school (ex: Homework Helpers, Art Club, Science Club)
  • Extended School Year (ESY) during the summer
  • Opportunities to transfer to the DHH Program in McKinley Middle School and Del Norte High School
  • Family support through educational workshops, regular meetings and resources
  • Special transportation for DHH students.
Contact Robert Hahn  Robert Hahn Staff
Contact Hannah Low  Hannah Low (505) 881-9855 ex: 45066 3rd Grade Teacher
Contact Jazmine Martinez  Jazmine Martinez Staff
Contact Kathryn Thorpe  Kathryn Thorpe Staff
Contact Haley Tucker  Haley Tucker (505) 881-9855 ex: 45032 Teacher
Contact Ann Usinger  Ann Usinger Interpreter
Contact Molly Wieder  Molly Wieder Interpreter
Contact Martina Carlson  Martina Carlson 505889855 ex: 45054 Special Ed DHH Teacher
Contact Linda Childers  Linda Childers Staff
Contact Aliza Gonzales  Aliza Gonzales DHH Educational Assistant
Contact Julie Meyers  Julie Meyers DHH Educational Assistant
Contact Paul Priest  Paul Priest (505) 881-9855 ex: 45089 Special Ed Teacher
Contact Charlene Rodriguez  Charlene Rodriguez (505) 881-9855 ex: 45045 Special Ed DHH Teacher
Contact Ann Usinger  Ann Usinger Interpreter
Contact Molly Wieder  Molly Wieder Interpreter