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Special education educator

Claudine Storbeck, South African special education educator. Achievements include sign language interpreter for the 1st democratic elections and Pres Nelson Mendela's inauguration; started the 1st teacher training programme for deaf education in South Africa; started the 1st home based early intervention programming for families of deaf infants in Africa.

Background

Storbeck, Claudine was born on April 17, 1971 in Johannesburg. Daughter of Colin John and Lynne Lauf.

Education

Bachelor, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannebsurg, 1991. Bachelor of Education in Educational Psychology with honors, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannebsurg, 1992. Master of Education cum laude, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannebsurg, 1994.

Doctor of Philosophy, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannebsurg, 1998.

Career

Teacher St. Vincent School Deaf, Johannesburg, 1992—1998. Lecturer University Witwatersrand, Johannebsurg, 1998—2004, senior lecturer, since 2004, founder and director deaf education, 1998—2004, founder & director center deaf studies, since 1998, founder & director Hi Hopes, since 2006. Director Handz Learning, Johannesburg, since 2004.

Achievements

  • Achievements include sign language interpreter for the 1st democratic elections and Pres Nelson Mendela's inauguration. Started the 1st teacher training programme for deaf education in South Africa. Started the 1st home based early intervention programming for families of deaf infants in Africa.

Membership

Host and organizer International Conferences Deaf Education, Johannesburg, 1998—2004, EHDI Conference Africa, Johannesburg, 2007. Founder & director Hands Foundation Trust, since 2006. Member of World Federation Deaf (World Expert since 2005).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, theater, reading.

Connections

Married Edward James Storbeck, June 10, 1970. Children: Joshua Logan, Caleb Rylan.

father:
Colin John

mother:
Lynne Lauf

spouse:
Edward James Storbeck

child:
Joshua Logan Storbeck

child:
Caleb Rylan Storbeck