Catherine Lushman was born in a small community called Grey River, Newfoundland. Her Deafness is hereditary. She attended Newfoundland School for the Deaf in St. John’s and graduated in 1987. Catherine has an undergraduate degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, and a Master's degree in Deaf Education from Western Maryland College. She started her career as a drama teacher working at the Texas School for the Deaf, in Austin, Texas. She has taught preschool through third grade at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 1996. She was a Head Teacher for five years when she worked in the elementary grades. She was a team leader in developing and administering an adapted Developmental Reading Assessment for Deaf students. She was an ASL instructor at the University of Southern Maine for seven years. She now works as an ASL specialist and does ASL assessments, evaluations and consultants with infants, preschool children, and their families from 0 to 5. She currently resides in Yarmouth, Maine with her partner Rob, and their daughter, Norah Jane.
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