June 25, 2018—Gifts made to the Susan Krupnick Scholarship Fund generously support a listening and spoken language education for students at Clarke Philadelphia. [More]
May 21, 2018—Clarke's Listening Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo on May 20 was an exciting day for all! It began with a 5K run, followed by a listening scavenger hunt where children with hearing loss heard their favorite "zoo-tastic" sounds—the Phillie Phanatic, the official mascot...[More]
May 16, 2018—Clarke Mainstream Services is thrilled to announce its keynote lineup for the 39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss, which will be held on October 18 and 19, 2018. This annual conference is often praised for its outstanding content, which...[More]
May 11, 2018—Are you registered for a Clarke Listening Walk? Thanks to your overwhelming support, Clarke's Listening Walk at the Bronx Zoo reached maximum capacity this week. [More]
December 2, 2010—PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Emma O’Neill-Dietel, 11, of South Philadelphia began taking acting classes at Walking Fish Theatre in Fishtown to get out of her shell. It worked and she will star in her first major role on December 11 as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Fractured Christmas Carol.
“I have to be sort of mean and nasty at first, which is not my personality at all. Eventually I wind up as a very happy person who likes everyone and everything, which is exactly my personality.”
Emma is hearing impaired but shrugs if off. She said she’ll know her role so well she won’t need cues.
B.Someday productions at Walking Fish just received a Barrymore award for its children’s programs.
Emma attended the Pennsylvania Campus of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech and was one of 4 children who made up Clarke Pennsylvania's first graduating class. The school, located in Bryn Mawr, PA serves children and families from the Greater Philadelphia area and opened its doors in September 2001.