Francisca Rangel


Francisca Rangel is currently working as the K-2 grade American Sign Language teacher at the Laurent Clerc Center in Washington, D.C. She has more than 28 years of experience in the education field at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School. She was the coordinator of the American Sign Language Program at the Clerc Center, a bilingual teacher, co-teaching with an ASL teacher, and a team leader for the elementary program. Outside of school, Francisca is a presenter, mentor, facilitator, consultant, and one of the founders of Deaf Women of Color. She proudly served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador.

1:45 PM

Friday 21st July

Becoming a Transformative Change Agent



Abstract: The Deaf People of Color (DPOC) participants will learn four key stages of transformation (T4) developed by Anna Y. Sumida in 2023. The participants will identify their roles in each stage. In addition, the participants will better understand what constitutes a transformative agent, reflect on how they can tap their strengths and overcome barriers, and engage in a critical dialogue to examine their experiences, successes, and struggles as leaders in their fields.