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Clarke Leader Honored with Professional Award

September 11, 2019—Congratulations to Janice C. Gatty, EdD., director of Child & Family Services at Clarke Northampton![More]

Education Week Teacher: Managing Classroom Frustrations

September 3, 2019—Heather Stinson, a Clarke itinerant teacher of the deaf, shares her take on the question: When do you feel most frustrated in the classroom and how do you handle it?[More]

Clarke Grad Featured in The Greenfield Recorder

August 31, 2019—Ally graduated from Clarke's K-8 Program in June.[More]

K-8 Program Alumna Raises Funds to Support Clarke

August 30, 2019—Ally, a recent graduate of Clarke's K-8 Program in Northampton, MA, is a philanthropically-minded, award-winning student who begins classes as a mainstream student at Hampshire Regional High School this fall. [More]

 

Zachary

“We were very nervous when Zachary began first grade in a mainstream school. But within the first few days his teacher called to tell me how impressed she was with Zach.

"On his own initiative, he had explained to his classmates about his hearing loss, his cochlear implant, why he needed it, and how the doctors put it in. He even let each student feel the slight bump in his head! Clarke always taught kids to be proud of who they are and advocate for themselves. And Zachary does just that!

"Clarke also prepared him very well in reading, spelling, grammar and writing. While striving for excellence and very motivated, he is still silly, loves to make people laugh and has recently been invited to join the competitive karate team. At one time it was hard to imagine a life outside the Clarke family. But it is because of Clarke that Zachary is thriving in the mainstream. And for that, our family cannot thank Clarke enough.”

—Mia Lucero, Clarke Jacksonville parent



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