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Meet CHC's Education Center Staff

Updated: Sep 8

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Meet CHC’s certified Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with expertise in providing support services that enhance the academic experience for children with hearing loss. Their goal is to contribute to each student’s ability to reach their true potential in the least restrictive classroom environment. With the right educational support services, your child with hearing loss can thrive academically.


Dana Selznick, M.A., M.Ed., Director, Education Center Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dana Selznick, M.A., M.Ed, is an education specialist dedicated to helping your child with hearing loss or auditory challenges get the support and accommodations they need to thrive academically and reach their true potential. Often the first point of contact for parents with a baby newly diagnosed with hearing loss, Dana provides information and guidance so that parents can make informed decisions about their child’s hearing health care, She’s an indispensable resource for parents seeking help in navigating Early Intervention (EI), Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE), Deaf Infant Program (DIP) and the New York State educational system. As Director of the Education and Family Programming Center, she facilitates peer support through educational and social events that bring CHC families together throughout the year. Dana received an undergraduate degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education at the University of North Florida and her M.A. and M.Ed. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and Elementary Education at Columbia University.


Sivan Levy, M.A.

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Sivan Levy, M.A., is a certified Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing providing school-based support services in mainstream schools as well as in-office, one-to-one academic support. She approaches her work with an understanding that every child learns differently. “It is my responsibility to find the right approach to ensure my students hit and then surpass essential milestones.” She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and her M.A. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education from Columbia University. Before joining CHC, Sivan worked with preschoolers with hearing loss at the Atlanta Speech School, Katherine Hamm Center.


Katie Buda, M.A.T.

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Katie Buda, M.A.T., is a certified Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing providing hearing education services for deaf and hard of hearing children in mainstream educational settings. She is dedicated to collaborating with school staff, families, and audiology professionals to maximize accessibility and optimize student success. Katie received both her B.S. and M.A.T. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education from The College of New Jersey and is currently working toward becoming a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator.


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