Shelley Mathay, B.S. ed., LSLS Cert. AVT

IMG_1308Shelley Mathay graduated from Kent State University with a B.S in Deaf Education in 1993. She moved to Texas and began teaching for Conroe Independent School District. She has worn many hats during her career for CISD. She has been a classroom teacher, itinerant teacher, parent-infant advisor and lead teacher. Her passion for teaching listening and language skills and love of teaching families led her to obtain her Auditory Verbal Certification. Shelley’s dream of a preschool for deaf and hard of hearing children in the midst of a typical preschool has become a reality. She is the Program Director at All Ears! Listening and Language Center.

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Suzanne Kehlenbeck, Certified Teacher of the Deaf

IMG_1316Suzanne Kehlenbeck earned her degree in Deaf Education from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

She taught pre-school hearing impaired children in Conroe ISD for 31 years. Suzanne recently retired from CISD but continues to use her experience to help hearing impaired children learn at All Ears! Listening and Language Center.

She continues to follow her passion of working with children and their families to develop listening and language skills through talking, music, stories and everyday activities.

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Meleesa Halling

melessaMeleesa Halling received her undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in Deaf Education and Hearing Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  She has a passion for teaching children with hearing loss and is excited to be a member of the All Ears! family!

 

 

 

 

 

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Lee Rech, J.D. Interim Executive Director

serves as the Chair of the All Ears! Listening and Language Center Board of Directors.  Lee received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston.  Lee has practiced in the field of medical malpractice defense and, most recently, was a prosecutor and Chief of the Civil Division of Special Prosecution Unit of Texas until 2013.  Lee is the proud mother of Anna, who was born profoundly deaf.  With the advent of cochlear implants and aggressive auditory-verbal therapy, Anna is a successful honor student who loves publicly speaking about her journey as a child with a hearing loss. Over the years, Lee has been an active advocate for educational and social issues impacting children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She serves on the board of directors of the Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.  She and her husband Steve were named 2014 Honorees of Houston’s Center for Hearing and Speech and served as Gala Chairs in 2008.  Lee is a past member of the board of directors of the Houston Ear Research Foundation.