Emilie Wilding, M.A., is the Deaf Mentor Coordinator at the New Mexico School for the Deaf. She received her master’s degree in Deaf Education and Family Centered Early Education at Gallaudet University. She started her career in 1999 as a parent infant specialist with the Hearing Speech Deafness Center in Seattle, Washington. She has worked 16 years in teaching deaf and hard of hearing students, mainly in the early childhood and lower elementary education field. She has taught at Madrona K-8 Elementary School in Edmonds, Washington, Jean Massieu School for the Deaf in Salt Lake City and New Mexico School for the Deaf. Emilie’s passion include working with families, meeting the overall needs of the child, and promoting a love of literacy in young children. She and her husband are proud parents of four bilingual children.