Who We Are

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Welcome

The New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and Resource Center provides information and resources to optimize the educational outcomes for the state’s children and youth who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

We assist parents in finding the resources they need to help their child achieve intellectual, social, and self-advocacy milestones. We also work with Educational Interpreters to encourage high quality interpreting services and to offer them opportunities for continuing education.

In house certified Teacher of the Deaf is available to provide specialized services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children between the ages of 0 to 5 years old to ensure that families have comfortable, supportive and successful transitions from identification at  birth to early intervention to preschool.

Our Mission

  • To support New Hampshire’s schools and families in order to improve the educational outcomes of the state’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth
  • To provide training and current information about educating Deaf & Hard of Hearing students
  • To be a resource for families, schools, and educators

You will find links to organizations, resources, and services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth throughout our website.  We welcome opportunities to provide an educational presentation or to meet with you – whether you are a parent, family member, educator, administrator or educational interpreter.   We would be happy to collaborate on a topic of concern or to provide technical assistance.

Our Staff

Kevin L. Bohlin, Project Coordinator

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Kevin Bohlin is the Education and Resource Coordinator for the New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and Resource Center. He has worked at a variety of educational institutions including the American School for the Deaf (Connecticut), the New Mexico School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University and Model Secondary School for the Deaf (Washington, DC) and SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf/Howard College (Texas). Kevin has worked with a range of ages of Deaf/Hard of Hearing students from elementary school to college level.

Kevin attended California State University Northridge and Gallaudet University for his undergraduate degree and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in English from Gallaudet.  He obtained his Master’s in Administration and Supervision from Gallaudet University in 2012.

In his position as Coordinator, Kevin will oversee all aspects of the Education and Resource Center. He will focus on outreach to schools and parents, plan and develop professional development opportunities for educational personnel working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, and will work with state and national organizations to collaborate and expand the Initiative’s resources. He is committed to working with a variety of stakeholders, legislators, Teachers of the Deaf, as well as with students and families.

Pamela Lovejoy, Teacher of the Deaf

Pam Lovejoy is a certified Teacher of the Deaf who specializes in working with ages 0-5 at the New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and Resource Center. Prior to her move to NH, she worked with families, their children who are deaf or hard of hearing ages 0-5 and providers in the state of Maine at The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has also worked as a Home Visitor with the 0-3 population for Early Head Start in North Carolina, providing comprehensive services to families including hearing screenings.

Pam attended The College of the Holy Cross and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Deaf Studies. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Deaf Education and Early Childhood Education at Gallaudet University. She also received a graduate certificate from Gallaudet University through The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program.

In her position at Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Pam collaborates with FCESS (Family-Centered Early Supports and Services) Area Agencies and school districts across the state to provide early intervention and school based services to families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, ages 0-5. She is available to provide direct services, consultation, evaluations and ongoing assessments and training related to working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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