Meet Brad Czaplewski, ESU 10 Deaf Educator  

October 14, 2013
I have lived in Grand Island my whole life. I started out my teaching career as a K-12 Art Teacher in Grand Island. I received my BFA in studio art, and I also earned my BAE in art education through UNK back in 1997. I returned to UNK in 2000 to earn my MAED.

My wife Sue started out in Deaf Education over 20 years ago. She currently works as coordinator for the Central Western Regional Partnership for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children through ESU 9 in Hastings. Through a shared mutual interest in Deaf Culture and American Sign Language, Sue had always encouraged me to return to school and become a Deaf Educator. I took her advice and completed my MAED in Deaf Education 10 years ago through UNL.

I worked as a Deaf Educator/ HI Consultant in a center-based Deaf Education program from 2003 to 2013 for Grand Island Public Schools. I decided to make the switch and become an itinerant Deaf Educator by joining ESU 10 this fall. I am really excited to be part of the ESU 10 team.

Sue and I have been married for 32 years, we have 4 children (2 girls and 2 boys)  and 4 grandchildren (2 girls and 2 boys).