Staff

  • Myriah dixon

    Myriah Dixon has two bachelor’s degrees from Birmingham-Southern College in Psychology/Sociology and Educational Services, K-12 Education. She also has two master’s degrees from Ball State University in School Psychology and Special Education / Deaf Education. She recently received her doctorate of education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from the University of New England. She has taught pre-k / kindergarten, ages 4-7, at the Alabama School for the Deaf for the past twelve years. She frequently assesses elementary-aged deaf students and develops instructional plans meant to maximize their potential. She enjoys mentoring teachers and families within the field of deaf education. In her spare time, she travels and works in her garden.

  • Suzanne Mattox

    Suzanne Mattox was born profoundly deaf. She attended mainstream schools with full-time interpreters. She graduated from Samford University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Special/Early Childhood Education in December 2006. She also received a Master’s degree in Deaf Education in May 2013. She has teaching certificates in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Collaborative Teacher, and Deaf Education. Since 2007, she has taught preschool through 3rd grade. She is currently teaching 2nd grade at the Alabama School for the Deaf. 

  • Chris McGaha

    After college graduation, Chris made the decision not to wait for Medical School and began a career as college football coach. While coaching, Chris was introduced to the Deaf community and American Sign Language. His Deaf Mentor encouraged Chris to move to the Washington DC area to be near Gallaudet University to become immersed in the Deaf World. Thus began the journey of language acquisition and cultural awareness, which would lead Chris into various settings within the Deaf Community: teacher, counselor, chaplain, and interpreter. Chris currently works in Video Relay as an interpreter and in the Educational setting as an interpreter and Coordinator for the Deaf Learning Program.