Michelle T. Tanner

Michelle Tanner has been a professional in the field of Deaf Education for over 25 years. Most of those years she spent in the classroom as an educator of the deaf and has since occupied the role of principal for the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf for several years and is currently the Superintendent of the Deaf at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind (USDB). During that time she has been a tireless advocate for teachers and students in a variety of leadership roles; including the President of the USDB Educator Association and representative on the USDB Advisory Council. Recent accomplishments have included establishing a Deaf Education license in the State of Utah, leading the LEAD-K Utah team, strengthening transition services for deaf students in Utah, starting the first online deaf education program, and promoting unification between all programs of the deaf at USDB.


Differing Opinions for One Student: Dual Modality Collaborations
Michelle T. Tanner, Nathan E. Harrison. © 2023. 15 pages.
The Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind has sought to create collaboration between the traditionally opposing language philosophies of ASL/English and Listening and Spoken...