Michaela Hamaker

Michaela Hamaker

TX GBYS Coordinator

My name is Michaela Hamaker and I have been with Texas Hands & Voices for three years as the Guide By Your Side Coordinator. My husband Kevin and I have three children together, two of whom are deaf. My son is a graduate of Texas School for the Deaf and my daughter is in middle school there currently.  I have been involved in the Deaf/HH community for over 20 years, both as a mom to deaf children and as a supporter.  I am a volunteer at TSD and serve on several other committees/projects across the state.  I'm passionate about that work as I feel that all children should be equipped to reach their highest potential.  I am delighted to work with the Guide By Your Side program because I believe that the parent to parent connection is invaluable!  I am proud to be able to help provide such support to parents throughout Texas. 

 
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Sarah Wainscott, AuD

Follow Through Guide (FTG) Project Coordinator

Sarah is an Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences at Texas Woman's University. Dr. Wainscott is certified as an audiologist, teacher of the deaf, and auditory-verbal therapist, and has focused on language and learning for young children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing over her 20 year career in a variety of school and community settings primarily in the Washington DC region. Dr. Wainscott is also a parent of five children, two of whom are deaf.


Cori Smith  DHH Guide - Plano

Cori Smith
DHH Guide - Plano

Jennifer Peterson  Parent Guide - Austin

Jennifer Peterson
Parent Guide - Austin

Sophia Gallegos  Parent Guide - Fort Worth *Spanish

Sophia Gallegos
Parent Guide - Fort Worth *Spanish

Melissa Duron  Follow Through Guide (FTG)  - Austin  * Spanish

Melissa Duron
Follow Through Guide (FTG)
- Austin *Spanish

Milana Donatich  DHH Guide - Austin

Milana Donatich
DHH Guide - Austin

Porsha Celestine  Parent Guide - Beaumont

Porsha Celestine
Parent Guide - Beaumont

Paulina Pena  Parent Guide - Edinburg *Spanish

Paulina Pena
Parent Guide - Edinburg *Spanish

Colin Lyle  DHH Guide - Austin

Colin Lyle
DHH Guide - Austin

Sara Smith  Parent Guide - Katy

Sara Smith
Parent Guide - Katy

Terry Myers  Parent Guide, Follow Through Guide - El Paso *Spanish

Terry Myers
Parent Guide, Follow Through Guide - El Paso *Spanish

Sarah Milem  Parent Guide - DFW

Sarah Milem
Parent Guide - DFW

Sara Goodman  Parent Guide - DFW

Sara Goodman
Parent Guide - DFW

Yuliana Trujillo  Follow Through Guide (FTG) - Abilene *Spanish

Yuliana Trujillo
Follow Through Guide (FTG) - Abilene *Spanish