Melanie Gladstone has been teaching since 2009. She has taught at Mt. View since 2014. Her experience is teaching all ages (3-21), the performing arts, general education, and working with students from no disabilities to multiple disabilities.
Education: Hofstra University, B.S. Music Ed/Dance; RIT/NTID M.S. in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing; credits studied through Gallaudet University's online Early Childhood (DHH) Education program
- Music & Dance Teacher at South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
- Substitute @ Northwest School f/t Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Shoreline
- 1-on-1 at Birney Elementary Deaf Ed K-1 classroom in Tacoma
- Practicums at New York State School for the Deaf (Music), and Lexington School for the Deaf (Dance)
- Melanie spent a year traveling around the world researching Integrated dance (Dance and Disability) and visiting schools for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Fall of 2011-Summer 2012.
Professional Affiliations & Accomplishments:
- Presenter at New York State School Music Association's State Conference & SC State Music Conference "Music on Deaf Ears"
- Chair for Special Education Learners on SC State Music Ed Board of Directors
- Attained proclamation from Tacoma City Council to have Tacoma's last full week in September be proclaimed as Deaf Awareness Week
Extra-Curricular: Melanie was the Varsity Gymnastics coach at Ingraham High School from 2013-2016. She continues to serve as a gymnastics judge for High School level Gymnastics.
She is currently collaborating with Tacoma Little Theatre for their upcoming production of "Children of a Lesser God" This production is heppening with support from DeafSpotlight and members of the PNW Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community.