AG Bell Academy Announces the Appointment of Ellen Estes as Secretary-Treasurer

The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language is delighted to announce the appointment of Ellen Estes M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd, as AG Bell’s secretary-treasurer from 2012-2014. Estes was appointed to the AG Bell Academy board in 2009.

Estes is a preschool teacher in the deaf and hard of hearing program in Cobb County Public Schools, a part-time instructor at Georgia State University, and on the faculty of the Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants (PPCI) program. She is a co-author of Helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children to Use Spoken Language (Corwin Press).

“Ellen brings outstanding talents and expertise to the AG Bell Academy board as secretary-treasurer,” said Lyn Robertson, president of the AG Bell Academy. “We know she will make a great contribution to the board in this capacity and will work with us in reaching our goal of advocating for and helping children who are deaf and hard of hearing thrive in the mainstream society,”

Ellen has taught in listening and spoken language, simultaneous communication, and bilingual-bicultural programs. She has worked in private practice, public schools, and independent schools. She has been a teacher, school administrator, university instructor, and professional development specialist. She has provided auditory-verbal therapy to families and has mentored auditory-verbal professionals and school administrators. She is a past-chair of the International Professional Section of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

About the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language

The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language (the Academy) is an independently governed, subsidiary corporation of The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Academy was established in 2005 and envisions a future where individuals and families will have qualified listening and spoken language professionals available in their immediate geographic area. The Academy is uniquely positioned to advance the revolutionary global opportunity for deaf or hard of hearing individuals to listen and talk via proven technologies and with guidance and education from certified professionals. Visit ListeningandSpokenLanguage.org.