When several deaf students arrived in her classroom from Russia, Debbie had a hard time communicating with their parents. She sought to build a stronger relationship with these families to benefit her students, so with the help of friends, language programs and a local church, she taught herself to speak Russian.."The Golden Apple Awards is a way to honor successful teaching models and programs among Washington state educators.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Seattle's public TV station is honoring a teacher of the deaf. KCTS-TV gave Debbie Tygart one of its Golden Apple awards last night. She has worked with the deaf and hard of hearing for more than 2 decades and is now at the Mt. Tahoma High School in the "Tacoma School District. The award site says: