Anne Wilker Ross, a certified teacher of the deaf with over 35 years’ experience in various settings just joining the PSLA staff. I have an undergraduate degree in Speech Correction from the University of Missouri and a graduate degree from Washington University in Speech and Hearing. Most of my experience (25 years) has been working in the public schools in NC where I started one of the first auditory-oral self-contained/maximum resource classrooms in the state for newly implanted cochlear implant students. I also have experience working as a teacher at Central Institute for the Deaf (4 years) in St. Louis with students PK to 5 th grade and as a speech therapist in Phoenix, AZ (4 years) and two years in the public schools. I have been asked to demonstrate and present at NC AG Bell several times regarding how I set up and managed my A-O classroom and for the state on training language facilitators.