Julie Proud

Supervisor of Deaf Services,
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Center
2000 Recipient


Julie grew up using oral communication with no sign language. In junior high school she started to learn some signs. After she graduated from college, she worked at the Beverly School for the Deaf. She learned ASL quickly from her friends and others in the Deaf Community.


There are not as many resources for Deaf people as there are for hearing people. The challenge in her job is to find the resources that Deaf people need.

Advice to Horace Mann Students

"If you want something, you have to work hard for it. It’s not always easy, but keep working hard. Set your goals and follow your dreams. Be persistent and you will succeed. If you give up, you will never get what you want."

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