July 31, 2020—Clarke is pleased to share that the Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund collectively awarded more than $10,000 to three Clarke alumni. The application-based scholarship is awarded to former students who demonstrate leadership, community service and a passion for advancing...[More]
July 1, 2020—Clarke’s K-8 Program for students who are deaf or hard of hearing will soon be re-locating from Leeds Elementary to specialized classrooms at the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech flagship site on Round Hill Road in Northampton, MA, and Hampshire Regional High...[More]
July 1, 2020—Clarke is proud to announce Alisa Demico, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, as the director of Clarke Florida.[More]
June 29, 2020—Clarke is proud to announce that Sherri Fickenscher, LSLS Cert. AVEd, teacher of the deaf at Clarke Philadelphia, will participate in a panel presentation at the AG Bell Global Virtual Listening and Spoken Language Symposium, July 9-11. [More]
June 13, 2020—With approximately 70 students, teachers, staff, families and friends gathered together virtually in June, Clarke eighth grade graduate Aydanie received a heartfelt send-off and tribute to his achievements as a student at Clarke.
Aydanie, who began receiving services from Clarke as an infant, will be attending Hampshire Regional High School in the fall, where Clarke offers a Model Inclusion Program for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Participating students take their academic classes alongside peers with typical hearing, while having access to a Clarke teacher of the deaf, a Clarke speech-language pathologist and Clarke’s educational audiologist.
Aydanie left a lasting impression on many, winning the Brothership Award several years in a row and charming his teachers, Clarke staff and peers with his friendly, helpful attitude. One Clarke staff member noted, “Aydanie always brought a breath of fresh air when he entered school in the morning. He would stop by the office just to check in and say hello!”
In addition to being a talented musician, Aydanie is passionate about popular culture, technology and shared that he’d like to be a teacher of the deaf in the future.
Congratulations to Aydanie and his family! See photos of his graduation celebration and a follow-up, socially-distanced visit.