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CLTPES: Our Instructors
Our Instructors
  • Each CLT Professional Education Series module is taught by two instructors.
  • Each instructor is a nationally certified cued language transliterator.
  • Each has special training in cued language transliterator education.
  • Each specializes in several topics found in a given module.
  • You'll benefit from their combined knowledge and skills in all phases of education, including: lecture, evaluation, diagnostic feedback and discussion.
  • Imagine, two instructors to answer your questions.
  • Imagine, two instructors to give you individualized attention.
A Cohesive Educational Team
Lauren Tribby Pruett is a nationally certified cued language transliterator (TSC) and a qualified transliterator trainer. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English from Kenyon College. Lauren is the President of LMI and the Coordinator of Professional Development for Education Matters, a division of Language Matters, Inc. Lauren is the one to call when you need more information about LMI's Cued Language Transliterator Professional Education SeriesTM (CLTPESTM) and Efffective Interpreting Professional Education SeriesTM (EIPESTM), including how to bring LMI coursework to you. Lauren is currently serving a three-year term on the Advisory Council for the American Council on Education, the national organization that grants college credit for LMI coursework.
Claire Klossner got her start in 1982 when she and her family attended the Cued Speech Family Program at Gallaudet University. She began to volunteer at cue camps in 1986, and has since taught cueing to many. Claire works as a cued language transliterator for Interpreting Matters, a division of Language Matters, Inc., and is lead transliterator for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. She holds a Transliteration Skills Certificate (TSC) from the TECUnit and has a bachelor's degree in Linguistics from the College of William and Mary.
Jacquelyn (Jackie) Perry is now retired a lead educational interpreter for the cued speech program of Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. She's a nationally certified cued language transliterator and the Grant Writing Consultant for Language Matters, Inc. Jackie has a bachelor's degree in Art Education and attended the Cued Speech Transliterator Training Program at Gallaudet University. In 1977, Jackie was instrumental in developing the Cued Speech Program for Fairfax County Public Schools after learning cueing for communication with her 5-year old deaf son. She has taught many others the "how-to's" and benefits of cueing over the past 22 years, and is a qualified LMI transliterator trainer.
Rosemary (Posy) Walton came to us with a background in teaching English (master's degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan) and speech-language pathology (master's degree in Communication Disorders from Hampton Institute and the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence). Observing the benefits of cued English for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, Posy began her cued language transliterator career in 1990, working as a full-time CLT in educational settings. She holds a Transliteration Skills Certificate (TSC) awarded by the TECUnit. Posy can be found teaching cueing to children of all ages at various camps and instructs transliterators at Language Matters, Inc. events all over the country.
Pam Poretti is a nationally certified cued language transliterator (TSC from the TECUnit). She completed the Gallaudet Transliterator Trainer Program in 1989. Pam holds a bachelor's degree in Deaf Education and has taught deaf and hard-of-hearing students in mainstream, self-contained and residential settings, using signed languages, visual and tactile languages, spoken languages, and cued languages. She has earned certification in Mental Health Aspects of Hearing Loss and the Deaf-Blind Certification from Northern Illinios University. Pam has served as a Deaf-Blind Specialist and a Hard of Hearing Specialist in the state of North Carolina. She completed the CLTPES Instructor Training Program and enjoys working as an LMI instructor.
Carrie Apple received her bachelor's degree in Human Services and Education in 1997 and began working with LMI in 1999 as a staff transliterator. She is a nationally certified cued language transliterator, holding a TECUnit-awarded Transliteration Skills Certificate (TSC). Carrie has been the Coordinator of Interpreting MattersTM, and currently is LMI's Coordinator of Media MattersTM, tending to the development, advertisement, and distribution of LMI's many unique and high-demand products. Carrie is also the Office and Payroll Manager for Language Matters, Inc. As a memeber of the CLTPESTM instructional team, she is involved in every aspect of LMI's various programs and services.
Suhad Keblawi is a lead cued language transliterator in a public school system in Virginia and has been a transliterator for more than fifteen years. She is nationally certified as a cued language transliterator, holding a Transliteration Skills Certificate (TSC) awarded by the TECUnit. Suhad is among LMI's first transliterator trainers. Suhad is former Coordinator of Interpreting Matters, the division of Language Matters, Inc. that provides interpreting/transliterating services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities locally and nationwide. Suhad has a Bachelor's Degree in Multicultural Communication and is studying American Sign Language. In the near future, Suhad plans to begin a master's degree program.
Thomas Shull has worked as a cued language transliterator in both educational and freelance settings for more than ten years. He has received the highest levels awarded by the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening and the Cued Language Transliterator National Certification Exam. Tom has also devoted much of his professional life to teaching and enjoys working at cue camps around the country. He has also developed curricula designed to introduce cued American English to hearing adults and a modular, skill-building curriculum used by camps for students of various proficiencies. He is currently working on a number of projects to support the field of cued language instruction.
Deborah Kennedy Leisey is married and the proud mother of two adult sons. Deborah is a nationally certified cued language transliterator and a signed language interpreter who has been working in community and educational settings for more than five years. Deborah enjoys traveling across the country as an LMI instructor.
Jane Dolan is a nationally certified cued language transliterator and a qualified transliterator trainer. Jane's family was the first to learn to cue from the inventor of Cued Speech, Dr. R. Orin Cornett. Her family then began cueing English with her older sister, Leah. This makes Jane the first native hearing cuer and one of the first cueing transliterators. Jane worked for several years at the Cued Speech Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she taught many cued American English classes and did transliterator mentoring. For the last ten years, Jane has worked as a freelance cued language transliterator, primarily in the post-secondary educational setting. She is passionate about the proper practice of cued language transliteration and is an active transliterator trainer with LMI.
Karen Anderson is a nationally certified cued language transliterator, holding a TECUnit-awarded Transliteration Skills Certificate (TSC). She also is a qualified transliterator trainer with LMI, teaching across the coundtry for our Cued Langauge Transliterator Professional Education Series. Karen teaches cueing to hearing adults in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is a freelance cued language transliterator.
Marcia Van Vreede is one of our CLTPES instructors. She also holds national certification from the TECUnit for cued language transliteration. Marcia has worked as a transliterator in multiple settings, and teaches many to cue in her home state of Minnesota.

CLTPES: Our Instructors