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Katy Independent School District

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

​Meet the Staff

Elaine Robertson

Instructional Officer for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs, Visually Impaired Programs and Assistive Technology

Mrs. Robertson has worked in the field of deaf education for twenty nine years.  She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Communication Disorders and her Master's Degree from Gallaudet University.  She has served in several positions over the years including Deaf Education Elementary Teacher, Parent Infant Advisor, and currently Instructional Officer of Deaf Education, Vision and Assistive Technology.  In 2009, Mrs. Robertson served as the Director of Education at the Center for Hearing and Speech before returning to Katy.​ Mrs. Robertson grew up with a profoundly deaf sister who inspires her to this day.

 

​Don Curran

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

 Mr. Curran has worked for over twenty five years in the field of Deaf and Hard of Hearing education.  He received his Bachelor's Degrees in Deaf Education and Elementary Education from Flagler College.  He received his  Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University.  He worked  as a Speech Teacher and reading and language teacher at the Florida school for the Deaf and the Blind, a computer science teacher at the Texas School for the Deaf, Technology Outreach Specialist for the Educational Resource Center on Deafness, Assistant Director of Deaf Services at the Texas Education Agency, Auditory Impairments Specialist in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and now as the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist for the West 10 RDSPD.

 

 

 

Carmen Gallego

Audiologist

Mrs. Gallego has worked in Katy ISD for six years as audiologist for Health Services and for Special Education.  She received her Bachelor's Degree as a Speech Therapist and Audiologist from the Catholic University of Manizales (Colombia) and her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from ISEP -VIC (Spain) and an additional Master's Degree in Audiology from Hunter College  at CUNY (City University of New York).  

 

 

 

Kristi C. Bourque, M.S., CCC-A

Educational Audiologist

Mrs. Bourque received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and a Master of Science degree in Audiology at Lamar University.  She has almost twenty years of experience as an audiologist.  She spent sixteen years in clinical practice at an Ear, Nose, and Throat practice in Houston, Texas where she served as Assistant Director of Audiology and Director of Newborn Hearing Screening.  Mrs. Bourque came to Katy ISD in September 2012.  

 

 

Lisa Johns

Administrative Assistant in Special Education

Mrs. Johns has lived in Katy for over eighteen years.  She has two children attending school in the district​.  Mrs. Johns has both her Bachelor's Degree and her Master's Degree.  She is very active in her community through school, church and PTA.

 

Jennifer Magee

Diagnostic Specialist/Itinerant Teacher

Mrs. Magee has worked twenty three years in Deaf Education as a Parent Infant Advisor, Deaf Education Classroom Teacher

Educational Diagnostician, and Itinerant Teacher.  Currently she works as a Diagnostic Specialist and Itinerant Teacher.  She has her Master's Degree in Deaf Education from Lamar University and her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Southwestern University. 

 

  

 

Lisa Mitchell

Classroom teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Interpreter for the Deaf

Ms. Mitchell has worked in Deaf Education for twelve years.  Ms. Mitchell has worked as both a Classroom Teacher and Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf.  Ms. Mitchell has a Bachelor's Degree from Lamar University in Deaf Education.

 

 

 

 

 Amy Withers

Parent-Infant Advisor

Mrs. Withers received her Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education from Ole Miss University. Mrs. Withers received her Master's Degree from Gallaudet University in Parent-Infant Education for the Deaf. Mrs. Withers has taught in Deaf Education in Katy for twenty one years. She  was an Itinerant Teacher for three years then  she  moved into her position as Parent-Infant Advisor.

 

 

 

Courtney E. Alison, Ph.D., LSSP, NCSP

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Dr. Alison earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Agnes Scott College​. She earned a Ph.D. in School Psychology at Texas A&M University. She has worked in Katy ISD since 2010 where she supports the West 10 RDSPD.

 

   

   
 

Cindy Bookout

Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Ms. Bookout received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Science Disorders from the University of Texas.  She received her Master's Degree in Deaf Education from the University of Arkansas.  Ms. Bookout has been teaching for a total of thirteen  years.   She has been an Itinerant Teacher for the West 10 RDSPD in Katy ISD for the past eleven years.   

 

 

 

Brenda Geraci

Teacher for Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities, Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Mrs. Geraci attended Lamar University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology  and Audiology.  She also received her Master's Degree in Deaf Education. She has taught for twenty five years, elementary through high school, with the last fifteen years teaching preschool.

 

 

 

 

 Linda Bostian

Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Mrs. Bostian is an Itinerant Teacher in Katy ISD.  She has taught in public and private schools, both in Texas and Maryland.  She has served as a Resource as well as an Itinerant Teacher.   She has been teaching  for thirty five years.

 

 

 

 

 

Anita Zachariah, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert. AVT

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Dr. Zachariah has worked in the field of Speech Pathology and Deaf Education for seventeen years. She completed her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree at the University of Texas at Dallas with a concentration in Communication Disorders, an Ed.D. at the University of Houston with a concentration in children with hearing-impairment, and an Auditory-Verbal Therapy licensure. 

 

 

 

Melinda Utley

Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Ms. Utley has been teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children for twenty eight years. She has worked the past twenty four years as a Teacher at our site campus and most recently as an Itinerant Teacher.  Ms. Utley received her Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education from Texas Tech University.

 

 

 

Pamela Boyd

Sign Language Interpreter

Mrs. Boyd has worked  in Katy for twenty eight years.  She has been a  Sign Language Interpreter for the West 10 RDSPD for twenty three years.  An interesting fact about Mrs. Boyd is that she has  a niece who is deaf. 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Fetter

Sign Language Interpreter

Ms. Fetter has worked as an Interpreter for the West-10 RDSPD in Katy ISD  for over fifteen years.  An interesting fact about Ms. Fetter is that she has a son who is deaf.

 

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