Where Do I Stand?

  • 15 Jul 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind


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VDOE Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

Where Do I Stand?

Tracey Yurechko

Date:  July 15, 2024

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

Location:  Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

Workshop Description:

When working in education, an interpreter has an active role in the educational team. This workshop will discuss the role and responsibilities of an educational interpreter.  Topics covered will include IEP content, IEP implementation, language modality, matching the student's language and developmental level, fostering language, cognitive, and social development, prepping for interpreting, professional conduct guidelines,  legal rights of students and families, and appropriate interpreter supervision and evaluation.  

Participants will have the opportunity for small group discussions and activities focused on the role of different individuals in the educational team, with a focus on the interpreter "role" developmentally appropriate for each age group.


Tracey Yurechko is the Project Director for the Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Tracey has a Career Studies Certificate in Educational Interpreting from Danville Community College. Additionally, she has a Bachelor’s in Deaf Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Special Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tracey grew up in Northwest Indiana, where she knew early on she wanted to be a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Tracey has lived in Virginia for several years and has held various positions in the public school system. In addition to holding teaching and administration licensures from the Virginia Department of Education, she is a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter.   

This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact your grant representative. VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Carrie Humphrey by June  24, 2024 chumphrey@reynolds.edu.


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