Michael Boston, Interpreter-in-Sign
Michael Boston has been a student of sign language, deaf culture, and interpretation since age 13. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in deaf education and certification in elementary education. He holds national EIPA (Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment) certification for grades K-12.
Boston has taught under the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV as a teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, providing hearing support services to local school districts in Butler and Lawrence counties. He works for the Ellwood City School District, is a graduate student and assistant at Waynesburg University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and is working toward a specialty certification in Addictions Counseling. He has taught American Sign Language classes for beginning and advanced students of all ages at St. Vitus Parish, First Baptist Church, and Slippery Rock University, and has interpreted for various area groups. He has interpreted for Pittsburgh Association for the Deaf (PAD), the Disabilities Options Network's Freedom Fair, the New Castle Playhouse, multiple large scale musical and play productions at St. Vitus and First Baptist Church, and was a leader of Sign-In, an American Sign Language musical performance group at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He attends First Baptist Church, regularly interpreting for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.