Meet the Team
June Gawronski-Goodwin was born in 1953 and attended PSD where she graduated in 1970. Her parents, Stanley Gawronski and Anna Shopa-Gawronski also attended PID/PSD and graduated in 1939. June was employed at Bucks County Correctional Facility for 24 years. She married James Goodwin (Class of 1969) and they have three daughters. She attended Bucks County Community College for two years and she was on the Dean’s List.
June was ASL instructor for 28 years at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA and for Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre for several years. She also does private tutoring sessions such as tutoring the students at Community College of Philadelphia, coaching the interpreters for Hands Up Productions and teaching ASL classes at University of Arts.
For many years, June has been a member of PSD Alumni Association. From 1990 to 1996, June was Secretary for PSD Alumni Association until 1996 when she left to take care of her family. From 2016 to current, June serves as President of PSDAA.
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Denise Brown is a native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Denise attended PSD and graduated in 1982. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Social Work from Gallaudet University in 1987, and a Master of Arts in Deafness Rehabilitation from New York University in 1989.
Denise Brown currently is a Representative with the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH). As a Representative, Denise wears numerous hats. One day she may be providing a training on hearing loss or interpreters to state agencies such as Area of Aging, the next day she is advocating for services for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing and the next day she is aiding an organization that is creating policy and procedures for contracting with interpreters or CART services. Brown has over 23 years of diverse experiences while working to promote the inclusion of Pennsylvanians who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.
Denise joined PSD’s Alumni Association for long time and she is a proud member of PSD Class of 1982 and PSDAA. Because of the history and dedication of PSD, PSDAA officers and alumni had contributed their time and efforts by having various events. She wants to emphasize on how importance the gathering is to her – seeing old and new friends; having good memories; exchanging news and most of all, being existed. With that belief and value, she wants to contribute back to PSD by involving in the alumni association. She is elected as Executive Vice President from 2018 to current. Also, she has volunteered to be PSDAA Editor since the last newsletter and she has agreed to continue writing this newsletter in spite of her busy schedule.
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Dr. Jay Basch attended PSD and graduated in 1948. He then attended a private high school and three colleges (all hearing schools) and received a Ph.D. in Chemistry. He acquired a job as a research chemist in the dairy protein field at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research laboratory in Wyndmoor, PA. He worked there for nearly 42 years and is now retired.
In 1970 Dr. Basch joined PSDs’s Alumni Association and is still a member today. He was President of PSDAA from 1972 to 1976 and served in various official capacities. In 1972 he served on the PSD Board of Trustees as an Alumni representative. After a year or two, the Board of Trustees elected him to be an active Board member and he served for 39 years. In 2011 Dr. Basch became a Trustee Emeritus and still attends the Board meetings today.
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