Communities of Practice (CoP): Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program Administrators

Current Chairperson

Trish Lopucki
Northview Public Schools
D/HH Supervisor
Address: 4561 Hunsberger Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 616-361-3446


The D/HH CoP includes administrators (supervisors and/or directors) who oversee any aspect of working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing students. This includes administrators who might work with one teacher consultant or one interpreter, to those who supervise Deaf Education programs. The greatest intent of this program is to support administrators who deal with a low-incidence population of which may not be their area of expertise. In order to better deliver services to D/HH students statewide, it is critical for administrators to connect and network with other professionals - therefore, being connected to this CoP is crucial. Recognizing that working with D/HH students is a small percentage of many administrator's responsibilities, this CoP meets only two times a year - October and April. This meeting connects to the Wednesday general membership meeting of MAASE.