About the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Department

  • A group of people using sign language The mission of the Countywide Program for Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing is to ensure full access to comprehensive educational programming that promotes the academic and social-emotional success of students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

    In order to achieve this, our program is staffed by a wide range of knowledgeable professionals with expertise in meeting the unique needs of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. These include:

    • itinerant and classroom teachers of the Deaf and hard of hearing;
    • audiologists;
    • speech-language pathologists;
    • social workers;
    • interpreters; 
    • captionists;
    • and paraprofessionals.

    In addition to academics, specific areas of need that may be addressed within an IEP include language, auditory skill development, self-advocacy, speech, and social-emotional development.

    Students with hearing loss are served within a continuum of services and placements varying from itinerant level services within their home school to more extensive services within a site based program.  

    Site based programs offer students access to a larger population of peers and staff with whom they can communicate directly.  They may also receive a higher level of services and supports than those available in their home school.

    These site based programs are housed at the following locations:

    • Ladue Early Childhood (Preschool students throughout the County ages 3-5)
    • Hazelwood District (School-age students living in North or Central St. Louis County)
    • Parkway District (School-age students living in South or West St. Louis county)

    We can assist in a variety of ways to help you meet the needs of students who are Deaf or hard-of hearing.

Key Contacts

  • Rob Woerther, Ed.D.
    Director of Low Incidence

    Emily Moxey
    Area Coordinator
    Parkway Site-Based Program and North County Itinerant Services

    Office: 314.989.8274
    Mobile: 572.358.0729

    Ben Gleason
    Area Coordinator
    Early Childhood Site-Based Program, South and Central County Itinerant Services, and Audiology

    Office: 314.989.8298

    Wendy Jensen
    Area Coordinator
    Parkway Site-Based Program and West County Itinerant Services


    Mickey Murphy
    Administrative Assistant

    Nicole Adams
    Secretary - Audiology