Degrees and Certifications:
Frances Courson is a Deaf Education Teacher and Interpreter at Brookwood Forest Elementary School. She has been married to her husband, Kris, for 31 years and has adult four children: Kristen, Rose (Nathan), Robert, and James. She lived with her family in Moscow, Russia, for 10 years with the International Mission Board. She has been involved in the Deaf community all of her adult life, teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in schools in Alabama, Texas, and California. She holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and is certified in Deaf Education (P-12), Special Education (P-12), Early Childhood Education (P-3), Elementary Education (K-6), English Language Arts (grades 6-12) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (P-12). She is a nationally certified interpreter with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) holding Ed: K-12 Certification and is licensed with the Alabama Licensure Board for Interpreters and Transliterators. In addition to English and American Sign Language, she speaks Russian and Russian Sign Language. She is currently a doctoral student at Lamar University studying Deaf Studies/Deaf Education.