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Special education and art educator

Martha Gallagher Michael, American special education and art educator. Certified teacher multiply handicapped, orthopedically and other handicaps, Ohio; physical and other health impaired, Minnesota. Co-founder, charter member Ohio Interest Group for Individuals with Deaf-Blindness, Columbus, 1991-1995. Member National Education Association, National Museum Women in Arts, Council Exceptional Children.

Background

Michael, Martha Gallagher was born on October 9, 1955 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Clarence Mankopf and Mary Curtis (Garvin) Gallagher.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Capital University, 1978. Master of Arts in Art Education, Ohio State University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education, Ohio State University, 1990.

Career

Graduate research associate, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1984-1986;project director, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Education Grant, Columbus, 1989-1990;technical assistance program assistant, Helen Keller National Center-Technology Assistance Center, Columbus, 1986-1991;project coordinator, data coordinator, Center for Special Needs Populations, Columbus, 1989-1991;teacher, Columbus Public Schools, 1991-1995;acting director, Great Lakes Area Regional Center, Columbus, summer 1993;consultant for deaf-blind education, Great Lakes Area Regional Center, Columbus, 1994-1995;teacher, Minneapolis Public Schools, since 1995. Consultant U. Dayton, 1994-1995. Member Ohio Education Task Force, Columbus, 1990-1992.

Evaluator Illinois Education Department, Chicago, 1985. Professional jeweler/metalsmith, oil painter and children's book illustrator.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher multiply handicapped, orthopedically and other handicaps, Ohio. Physical and other health impaired, Minnesota.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (monograph) Interagency Collaboration/Helen Keller Center, 1992. Contributor articles to professional journals. Editor of newsletters Ohio Interest Group for Individuals with Deaf-Blindness-Great Lakes Area Regional Center for Deaf-Blind Education, 1990-1992, 92-95.

Membership

Co-founder, charter member Ohio Interest Group for Individuals with Deaf-Blindness, Columbus, 1991-1995. Member National Education Association, National Museum Women in Arts, Council Exceptional Children.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, cross-country bicycling, canoeing, camping.

Connections

Married Kevin H. Michael, June 23, 1979. Children: Guthrie Gallagher, Chelsea Hackett, Georgia Carvin.

father:
Clarence Mankopf Gallagher

mother:
Mary Curtis (Garvin) Gallagher

spouse:
Kevin H. Michael

children:
Guthrie Gallagher Michael

Chelsea Hackett Michael

Georgia Carvin Michael