Mary Laporta Hupper

Research Assistant

Mary LaPorta Hupper has been a Teacher of the Deaf for 38 years.  After receiving her MEd from Western Maryland College she started her career teaching Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science at The Learning Center for Deaf in Framingham, MA then later at LEARN in East Lyme, CT. She recently retired from the American School for the Deaf (ASD) in West Hartford, CT where she taught Science and Mathematics for 29 years. While at ASD she coordinated with UConn professors and scientists and with Dr. Harry Lang of Rochester Institute of Technology, as a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant entitled “Classroom of the Sea”, that included a study of technical signs in the sciences and developed a problem based curriculum in science and math for Deaf learners. The grant included a video-dictionary website of signs used in ASL in a marine biology environment. Mary is very excited to be a part of the SLaM research team and to continue to contribute to Deaf Education.

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