Cora Hodge 

Teacher of the Deaf

Cora Hodge joined Carter Hears June 2023 as a Teacher of the Deaf. She has extensive experience teaching in various areas of education. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education December of 1998 from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Cora earned her Masters of Science in Special Education in 2021 from Western Governor University. Cora is currently pursuing her doctorate from Northcentral University in Administration Education Leadership with a focus in Special Education Law and Language Deprivation among Deaf children.

Cora was born with hereditary deafness. She is bilingual and bicultural, participating full in both the Deaf world and the hearing world. Cora has numerous family members who are born deaf and are users of American Sign Language (ASL). Cora also has family members who are born deaf and use listening and spoken language.

Cora is passionate about teaching the Deaf and teaching ASL because she recognizes the need for language acquisition for children and adults to be able to communicate.

Cora has served in education through various roles: administrator, coordinator, Teacher of the Deaf, teacher of special education, and adjunct professor of ASL. Cora has been working in the Deaf community for more than two decades and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Carter Hears!

In her spare time, Cora's hobbies include rescuing horses, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and building small projects from recycled wood. Cora also loves to travel and be adventurous. She loves spending time with her husband and her family in the beautiful mountains of the Carolinas.