Purpose:

The purpose of the Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings (IEIS) Member Section is to promote the interests and objectives of, enhanced communication with, and information sharing among RID members who work in educational and instructional settings, while following the philosophy, mission and goals of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.

Leadership:

Chair: Megan Butler
Vice-Chair: Emily Girardin
Secretary: Laurel Apodaca
Region I Delegate: Vacant
Region II Delegate: Sabrina T. Smith
Region III Delegate: Vacant
Region IV Delegate: Annie Fischer
Region V Delegate: Tiffany Harding

Objectives:

The primary objectives of the IEIS Member Section is to advocate for the needs and interests of RID members who are interpreters and/or transliterators in educational and instructional settings and to strengthen the ties between all members and officers of the RID by promoting recognition of the profession of educational interpreting. Specifically:

  1. To promote awareness of the needs of interpreters working in educational and instructional settings;
  2. To provide a forum for Interpreters working in educational and instructional settings;
  3. To foster an understanding within the general membership of the unique challenges and experiences of working in educational and instructional settings;
  4. To serve as a resource to the RID board, national office of the RID, committees, the general membership and educational and instructional personnel regarding issues affecting educational interpreters and the profession of educational interpreting;
  5. To recommend programs, activities and policies to the membership, Board of Directors, and the National Office that serve the interests and meet the needs of IEIS members;
  6. To promote and review the development of position and free papers on subjects related to interpreting in educational and instructional settings;
  7. To research, recommend and/or develop best practices to ensure the provision of the highest quality interpreting and transliterating services to Deaf and hard-of-hearing students and other consumers in educational and instructional settings;
  8. To encourage and promote training and career opportunities in the field of educational interpreting;
  9. To sponsor and/or provide workshops and professional development which address the needs and concerns of interpreters working in educational and instructional settings;
  10. To act as a referral and/or resource to other organizations about issues pertaining to interpreting in educational and instructional settings.

Goals:

  1. To hold forums at RID national conferences;
  2. To hold forums at RID regional conferences;
  3. To advise the membership, Board of Directors, and the National Office on issues pertaining to IEIS members;
  4. To prepare position papers and/or statements for the Board of Directors and the RID membership on issues pertaining to IEIS members;
  5. To recommend programs, activities and policies to the membership, Board of Directors, the National Office and RID national committees which are in the interests of IEIS members;
  6. To act as a resource to standing and ad hoc committees on issues pertaining to IEIS members;
  7. To disseminate information to the general membership regarding IEIS organizational activities;
  8. To disseminate information to members of IEIS regarding developments in the field of educational interpreting and other issues pertaining to IEIS members;
  9. To encourage and engage in communication and collaboration with other entities whose purpose and objectives are of interest to or affect interpreters working in educational and instructional settings;
  10. To encourage the active involvement of members of IEIS in RID;
  11. To encourage the development of, and provide resources for, a web-based forum and information clearing house on interpreting in educational and instructional settings.

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