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Jodi Upton

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Jodi Upton

Jodi Upton

Hello!  My name is Jodi Upton.  I am a sign language interpreter here at Hixson Elementary School.  This will be my first full year at HES, but I have been interpreting in schools since 2010.  I hold Ed:K-12 Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and a Tennessee Educational Interpreter License through the Department of Education.  I graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a degree in Sign Language Interpreting, and my Masters is in progress in Teaching American Sign Language Interpreting. 

Outside of school, I am the co-coordinator/founder for a Professional Development Provider called Southeast Interpreters Network, and I also serve as a Local Test Administrator for the EIPA (Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment).  My love is theatrical interpreting, which you can see me do often at The Colonnade Theater in Ringgold or in downtown Chattanooga at The Tivoli.  I have been married for 24 years to Jeff and I have two daughters, age 20 and 18.  I also am a dog mom to a Great Dane named Kenobi and a tripawd dog named Flapjack. I am so excited to be back at Hixson Elementary this year!

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