ddw-maribel  Dr. Maribel Gárate-Estes
Board Member

Dr. Maribel Gárate is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She has Masters degrees in Deaf Education: Elementary and American Sign Language Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Deaf Education with a focus on Bilingual Education. Her research interests focus on the implementation of bilingual methodologies to allocate ASL and English in classrooms for Deaf and hard of hearing children, and the ways in which teacher beliefs about ASL/English Bilingual Education influence their practice. She regularly conducts trainings and gives presentations to teachers, parents, and school administrators and consults with schools for Deaf students both nationally and internationally.  She is the co-editor of Maximizando el Potencial de los Niños, Jovenes y Adultos Sordos [Maximizing the Potential of Deaf Children, Youth and Adults.], author of Educating children with cochlear implants in an ASL/English bilingual classroom, Developing bilingual literacy in Deaf children and co-author of Collaboration for Communication, Language and Cognitive Development among others. Her book, articles and book chapters have been published in the United States, Italy, Germany, Panama and Japan. Dr. Gárate is also the current Vice-Chair of DAWN's Board of Directors. She is originally from Texas and resides in Washington. DC.