I am a hearing graduate student at SUNY Fredonia in Western New York. I studied adolescent education in English Language Arts for my undergraduate degree, and I am certified to teach in that area for New York state. In graduate school I am earning an additional certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, commonly known as TESOL or ESL. I am hoping to become the best teacher I can be for any student who walks through my classroom door. I believe that means being educated about Deaf culture and ASL as much as about ELA or ESL.