Sheila Palmer of Twin Falls, Idaho is very involved with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Idaho. As an interpreter for over 40 years, she is described as having a strong sense of community with a very supportive and encouraging personality.
In 1973 Sheila co-founded the Idaho Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IdahoRID) and in 1974, became the first IdahoRID certified interpreter in the state. She continues her status of Certified Sign Language Interpreter and long-standing member of IdahoRID and even served as an interpreter evaluation board member.
Sheila is also actively involved with the College of Southern Idaho (CSI). She regularly attends events hosted by CSI’s American Sign Language group, United Signers Club. From 1998 – 2007 she served as interpreter and Coordinator of Interpreting Services. Sheila utilizes her many years of knowledge as a mentor to deaf women, beginning interpreters and ASL students at CSI.
We commend Sheila Palmer for her advocacy and dedication to the deaf and hard of hearing community and are pleased to present her with the Hamilton Relay 2014 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of Idaho.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.
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