Voices From the Field: Interview with Gregory Facey

Celebrating Fathers

Gregory Facey is a husband and father of children with hearing loss. Gregory is also a special education resource consultant and literacy advocate for students with disabilities. He serves on the Citizens’ Commission on Public Service and Compensation and is a member of the National Alliance of Black School Educator’s Parent Commission. Gregory lives by a quote from Booker T. Washington: “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”

1. What do you remember most about your experiences getting engaged in your children’s education?

I knew after my children were born and finding out that they both had significant hearing loss that it was imperative to find resources to support them throughout their educational journey. Literacy and communication have always been prominent for me, and I wanted to make sure that my sons had access to as many opportunities as possible. My wife, who is a member of the Deaf community herself, took the lead on initial engagement for early childhood programs.

2. Is there anything you would like to share with other families about your experiences?

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