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Mary Beth Jean Tkach-Plasse

educator , sign language interpreter

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.


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Theater, dance, camping, swimming, running.


Married Keith Alexander Plasse, November 5, 1988.

Richard Frank Tkach

Frances Loretta (Fabry) Tkach

Keith Alexander Plasse