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consultant , deaf studies educator

Susan Joan Dickinson, American deaf studies educator, consultant. Professional teacher, Colorado. Recipient Sabbatical award United States West Communications, 1988-1989, Service to Mankind award Sertoma Clubs, 1990, 97, Education award Colorado Association Deaf, 1989; named Deaf Woman of Year, Quota International, Washington, 1994, Teachers Who Make a Difference, Channel 4 Television, Denver, 1987.


Dickinson, Susan Joan was born on December 25, 1953 in Marysville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Joseph Williams and Joan Louise (Grimm) Rupp.


Student in English and sociology, University California, Berkeley, 1973. Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Pathology, University Colorado, 1975. Master of Arts in Deaf Education, Gallaudet University, Washington, 1977.

Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision, California State University, Northridge, 1981.


Teacher for the deaf Baker Junior H.S.-Denver Public Schools, 1977-1982, South H.S.-Denver Public Schools, 1983-1988, Schenck Elementary School-Denver Public Schools, 1989-1994, Rock Ridge Elementary School-Douglas County Schools, Castle Rock, Colorado, since 1994, Buffalo Ridge Elementary School-Douglas County Schools, Castle Rock, since 1997. Deaf education consultant Star Schools Grant Project, United States Department Education, Washington, since 1997. Member advisory board Colorado School Deaf and Blind, Colorado Springs, since 1988.

Family facilitator Colorado Home Intervention Program, Denver, since 1996.


  • Professional teacher, Colorado.


  • Other Work

    • Author, illustrator: Relay Colorado Handbook, 1993.


Statewide interpreter evaluator Colorado Department Education, Denver, since 1992, founder, presenter Deaf Adult Outreach Program, 1989-1995. T. Education, 1989-1995. Member board trustees Gallaudet University, since 1994.

Member curricular priorities committee captioning educational films United States Department Education-National Association Deaf, Washington, since 1994. Member National Association Deaf, Association College Educators of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Council American Instructors of Deaf, Telecomm. for the Deaf, Gallaudet University Alumni Association.


  • Other Interests

    Paper making, skiing.


Married John Charles Dickinson, March 31, 1990 (divorced December 1992). Children: Miles, Kelsey.

Joseph Williams Rupp

Joan Louise (Grimm) Rupp

John Charles Dickinson

Miles Dickinson

Kelsey Dickinson