Marcy Dicker received her BA in Early Childhood/Special Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and her MS in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University. She spent the first half of her career as a Family Educator and, eventually the Program Director for a Birth to 3 Program in a non-profit agency, serving children who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind and their families. She then took a position with the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction an Administrator in 2003. There, she built and provided oversight for the state’s Outreach Program, supporting students ages birth to 21 who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind, their families and professionals and school districts serving those students. In 2016, she retired and moved to Connecticut, to be with her husband who had accepted a job at UConn. Marcy is thrilled to join the SLAM team because of her interest in the research that supports a deeper understanding of our students and best practices in Deaf Education.