Carrie Brollier is an educator with eight years of experience in the field of Deaf Education and two years of previous experience working with students with emotional and behavior disorders. She graduated with a master’s degree in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and holds a BA in English from Calvin College (2002). Ms. Brollier has additionally finished seven doctoral courses in the area of audiology with 50 hours of clinical experience during which she conducted Newborn Hearing Screenings and ABR and DPOAE testing.
Ms. Brollier currently teaches in a self-contained classroom in the greater Boston area with children, ages 3-6, who have hearing loss. Her work with this population contributed to the presentation “Exploring Executive Function in Preschool Children” (2010) presented by Ms. Brollier and two colleagues at the A.G. Bell Convention, Orlando, FL. She is currently researching best practices for teaching phonological awareness to children with hearing loss with the intention of developing a curriculum guide specifically for use in the deaf education preschool classroom.
In addition to her classroom work, Ms. Brollier has an interest in education for deaf children in developing countries. In 2014, she spent two months in Uganda, East Africa where she provided training for teachers of the deaf at multiple sites and gathered information on current resources for deaf and hard of hearing children in that country. At this time, Ms. Brollier is working alongside other professionals in an attempt to provide diagnostic equipment and training for hospitals and clinics in Uganda that are not equipped to identify hearing loss in young children.