Olivia Hart

Olivia Hart

Olivia Hart is a Deaf and Hard of Hearing itinerant teacher servicing students ages birth to 22 in San Bernardino City Unified School District in San Bernardino, California. She focuses on language development, supports classroom teachers regarding hearing loss, and spreads awareness about the Deaf community.  She has served as the special education lead at her previous school site. Olivia recently placed in the top ten of the California State University (system-wide) 3-minute thesis competition, where she presented her dissertation research on bilingual hearing children of Deaf adults (CODAs). Olivia extends her teaching after school hours as the head coach of the aquatics program at San Gorgonio High School, teaching students about water safety, how to swim and play water polo. She earned her AA in University Studies from Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California, her BS in Communication Disorders, and a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant license from California State University, Los Angeles. She continued her education at California Lutheran University, receiving her Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Specialist credential and a MEd in Deaf Education. She is working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State University, San Bernardino.