Lynne B. Allen, M.Ed.
Specialized Education Services
School of Education
M.Ed. UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, Elementary Education (K6), 1990
B.S. UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, Education of the Deaf, 1986
Education of Deaf - K 12,
Elementary Ed. K-6,
RID - Registry of Interpreters of Deaf
ACE-DHH- Association of College Educators of Deaf/Hard of Hearing
NCASLTA- North Carolina American Sign Language Teachers Association
Faculty Lecturer in the Professions in Deafness Major/Education of Deaf Children B-12 program, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2007 - Present). Teach American Sign Language I to students in the PID major, Interprofessional and Instructional Experience I, Communication Development of Children, Visual English Systems, and supervise student teachers. Coordinate the placements for interns and student teachers. Advise all B-12 Deaf Education Teacher Licensure students each semester and students from all concentrations during SOAR. Faculty advisor for the Sign Club on campus (Deaf Hearing College Connection).
Visiting Lecturer in the interpreter Training Program, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2003-2007). Taught American Sign Language to English and supervised internships in the Interpreter Training Program and the Community Based Services concentration.
Sign Language Interpreter, Guilford County Schools (2000 - 2004). Served as an educational interpreter in preschool, elementary, middle and high school settings. Helped with Sign club and tutored.
Adjunct Instructor, Alamance Community College (1992 - 1993). Taught beginning ASL for continuing education program.
Teacher, Central North Carolina School for the Deaf, Central North Carolina School for the Deaf (1990 - 1996). Taught children who were deaf or hard of hearing in preschool setting on Durham Satellite campus, supervised and evaluated teachers aides, facilitated transition to kindergarten, created and conducted parent education seminars and sign classes, served on the Orange County Preschool Community Forum to coordinate services for various agencies relating to preschool aged children, taught kindergarten aged children on main campus.
Sign Language Interpreter, Guilford County Schools (1988 - 1990). Served as an educational interpreter in preschool, elementary, middle and high school settings. Helped with Sign club and tutored.
Teacher, Brownwood Independent School District, Brownwood Independent School District (1986 - 1988). Taught children who were deaf or hard of hearing from age 4 age 18. Created and taught parent education and sign classes, coordinated services for mainstreamed students and supervised and evaluated interpreters and teachers aides, established and maintained children's sign choir.
Service to the Department and Program
2015: Member of Department Budget Committee
2012-2015: Department Search Committee member, various
2011: Department representative on SECC committee
2005-2010: Partnership Advisory Committee: coordinate the annual meeting, develop meeting materials, take and disseminate minutes, plan and co-lead the event which brings together various professionals in the Deaf Education field to gather feedback for our programs.
2008-2009: UNCG Re-Visioning Team: helped 're-vision' the Deaf Education and ASL Teacher Licensure Curricula to prepare graduates to be effective teachers in the 21st Century, developed new courses
2007-2008: School of Education's Scholarship committee: reading applications and helping to determine the best recipients for the available scholarship monies.
Other Departmental Service Activities:
2012-present: Member of PEPSI committee for ASL screening of all PID concentrations; administer and score test, notify students of scores
2015: Member of ASL Placement test committee- revised ASL 1 and ASL 2 test questions for written and performance tests
2012: Assisted with program revision of B-12 D/HH Teacher Licensure program
2007-present: produce DVDs used by PID and LLC students for ASL courses
2010: Revisioning: Began revisioning and completed recreation of Sign Proficiency Test for Deaf Ed. B-12 majors
2010: Program Coordinator: Served as program coordinator during colleague's research leave
2010: Curriculum Development: Development of curriculum for SES 101, non-major sections, to be shared w/ adjunct faculty
2009: Faculty Phone-A-Thon: call and discuss program options for potential School of Education students
2007 – present: Faculty Advisor: Faculty advisor for Deaf Hearing College Connection (DHCC)
Service to the Community
Member of a Committee
2010: Carolina Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Fall 2008-2010; Served on the North Carolina Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as a member of the education committee
Other Community Service Activities
2011-2014: Coordination of ASL interpreted and ASL shadowed plays in local children’s and community theatre
2010: Tutoring Program, Spring 2008-Spring 2010; Set and up continue tutoring partnership with Northeast Middle and Monticello Brown-Summit Elementary School for students in the Deaf Education B-12 program
2010: Visual Phonics workshop, coordinated the speaker, participants, and room arrangement for the 2 day event that is for faculty, student and community members
2010-present: ASL Idol, Spring 2006-2010; helped with auditions, videotaping, video production, coordinating front of house activities, publicity for the event and served as emcee.
Other Professional Development
2013, 2014: NCDPI summer institutes, NCDPI fall conferences on Exceptional Children
2011, 2012: Deaf Education Regional Teachers Meetings
2011: DPI Common Core Training
2010: Access, Equity & Inclusion: Removing Barriers in Education for Individual with Disabilities. Greensboro, North Carolina.
2009: Association of College Educatiors - Deaf and Hard of Hearing. New Orleans, Louisiana.
2009: Conference on Exceptional Children. Greensboro, North Carolina.
2008: American Sign Language Teachers Association's Professional Development Conference. Tampa, Florida.
2008: Conference on Exceptional Children. Greensboro, North Carolina.
2007: Association of College Educatiors - Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2007: Conference on Exceptional Children. Greensboro, North Carolina.