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Bridgetta Bourne-Firl, M.S.

Dir,Training,Products & Dissem
Ofc of CAO, Clerc Center / Gallaudet University Regional Centers/Planning, Development, & Dissemination at Clerc Center

Bridgetta Bourne-Firl

Phone Numbers

202-558-4646 (VP)



Model Secondary School for the Deaf 214E

M.S. in Public Adminstration & Supervision, Gallaudet University ~ Teaching Credential in Adult Education, San Jose State University ~ Supervision/Coordination Credential in Adult Education, San Jose State University

31 Years of Professional Experience in Marketing, Training, Adult and Continuing Education, Family and Community Education

24 Years of Working in K-12 Educational Setting (California, Maryland, and DC)

11 Years in Teaching Undergraduate/Community College (Gallaudet and Ohlone College)

Marketing & Outreach

Administration & Supervision: Leader As Transformative Coach

Provide technical assistance to educators and professionals working with students age 0-21 who are deaf and hard of hearing

Provide resources and assistance to families raising their deaf and hard of hearing children age 0-21 and knowledge/experience in deaf parents raising hearing children

Handling legislative relations on state and national levels related to Deaf Education/ Public Policy

Marketing, public relations, and outreach related to Education of Deaf Students 

Sharing Information on Gallaudet's Historic Deaf President Now movement and its ramifications

Adult/Professional Education: California Teaching & Supervision Licenses 

Gallaudet University: Introduction to Government; Seminar: Americans with Disabilities Act (undergraduate classes)

Ohlone College: Introduction to American Sign Language (101 & 102); Advanced Vocabulary; Advanced Fingerspelling; Family ASL Learning (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Sibling/Children Class)

Family ASL Learning Program Administrator at the California School for the Deaf

Maryland Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Council (completed term)

University Council (Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education's National Service Representative)

Maryland's Language For All Committee (no longer in existence) 


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002