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    Welcome to the Michigan City Area Schools' Deaf and Hard of Hearing Webpage. Our hope is that you find the information on this site meaningful. Our goal is to provide parents, teachers, and staff with further information about hearing loss, provide resources, and share with you opportunities to learn sign language. We provide services to students in grades Pre-K through 12th with all levels of hearing. Meeting the communication needs of each of our students is of the utmost importance.  
     
    If you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact Susan Baldwin at (219) 873-2000 ext 7377 or Lori Jones at (219) 873-2000 ext 4559. 
     
     
    Meet Mrs. Baldwin
     
    My name is Susan Baldwin and this is my 22nd year teaching for the Michigan City Area Schools. I was hired in 1998 as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing. During my first three years, I had the privilege of teaching preschoolers with a variety of special needs.  I then went on to teach fourth grade for three years and first grade for nine years all at Joy Elementary School. In the Fall of 2013, I returned to Special Education as the teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Ball State University and my Master's Degree from Indiana University South Bend. My husband Jeff and I have been married for 17 years.  We have two sons who are in 8th and 9th grade along with a silly beagle named Odie.
     
     
    Let's Learn American Sign Language!