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Laurene Simms

Interim Chief Bilingual Officer

ASL and English Bilingualism

By Appointments only

202-250-2587 (videophone)

202-651-5530 (alt)


African-American, Deaf, woman and fluent in two languages, American Sign Language and English


Doctor of Philosophy, August, 2000, from The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona with a major in Language, Reading and Culture and a minor in Teaching and Teacher Education.
Master of Education:  Deaf Education, August 1987, from Western Maryland College, Westminster, Maryland
Bachelor of Science, May, 1986 from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, with major in Elementary Education

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Laurene Simms




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