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— Lynda Drake; High-School Language Teacher; Illinois School for the Deaf; Jacksonville, IL
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— Lesley Pysklywec; Special Education (Learning Disabilities, Grade 3-6); Howard P.S.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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— Robin Nicoletti; Hooksett Village School; Hooksett, NH
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