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Mary Beth Jean Tkach-Plasse

Mary Beth Jean Tkach-Plasse, American sign language interpreter, educator. Recipient Outstanding Contributor award Gallandet University Theatre, 1981, Special Mention-President's Report, American Association of Deaf-Blind, 1982.


  • Tkach-Plasse, Mary Beth Jean was born on July 9, 1960 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Richard Frank and Frances Loretta (Fabry) Tkach.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Gallandet University, 1982. Bachelor, Madonna University, 1983. Master of Science, Western Maryland College, 1987.


    • Freelance interpreter, 1982-1996. Interpreter coordinator Madonna College, Livonia, Michigan, 1983. Residential supervisor Ohio School for Deaf, Columbus, 1984-1986.

      Sign language interpreter Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville, Maryland, since 1986. Program manager Deaf Indiana Living Association, Salisbury, 1991. Therapist Deaf Mental Health/Addiction Services, Worcester County, 1991-1992.

      Adjunct faculty deaf education program Western Maryland College, Westminster, 1993. Adjunct faculty interpreter training Catonsville (Maryland) Community College, 1993-1996. Instructor interpreter training program Delaware Technology and Community College, since 1997.

      Consultant, Maryland, since 1990. Member Mental Health Advisory Committee for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, State of Maryland, 1995-1996.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Registry of Interpreters for Deaf, Inc. (certified interpretation, certified transliteration, Potomac chapter president ex-officio since 1992), American Sign Language Teachers Association, Maryland Association of Deaf, Conference of Interpreter Trainers.



    Theater, dance, camping, swimming, running.


    • Married Keith Alexander Plasse, November 5, 1988.
    • father: Richard Frank Tkach
    • mother: Frances Loretta (Fabry) Tkach
    • spouse: Keith Alexander Plasse
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    Born July 9, 1960
    (age 57)
    • 1982
      Gallandet University
    • 1983
      Madonna University
    • 1987
      Western Maryland College
    • 1982 - 1996
      Freelance interpreter
    • 1983
      interpreter coordinator, Madonna College
      Livonia, Michigan, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      resident, ial supervisor Ohio School for Deaf
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1986
      sign language interpreter Springfield Hospital Center
      Sykesville, Maryland, United States
    • 1991
      program manager, Deaf Indiana Living Association
      Salisbury, Maryland, United States
    • 1991 - 1992
      therapist Deaf Mental Health/Addiction Services
    • 1993
      adjunct faculty deaf education program Western Maryland College
      Westminster, United Kingdom
    • 1993 - 1996
      adjunct faculty interpreter training Catonsville (Maryland) Community College
    • 1997
      instructor, interpreter training program Delaware Technology and Community College
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