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Enhanced Classroom Hearing Board of Directors

Suzanne R. DeMallie, CPA

Executive Director
The Institute for Enhanced Classroom Hearing (ECH)

Telephone: (410) 340-7413
Fax: (410) 296-9501
E-mail: Suzanne@classroomhearing.org

M.A.T., Goucher College, Towson, MD – 2011
B.A., Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA - 1989

State License:
Certified Elementary and Middle School Math Teacher, Maryland – 2011
Certified Public Accountant, Maryland - 1992

Suzanne was the recipient of the 2007 National PTA Life Achievement Award for her diligence and advocacy seeking equal and improved hearing for every student in every classroom. This is the highest honor from the nation's largest child advocacy organization, given to a person who daily lives out his or her commitment to children.

Suzanne DeMallie is the founder and Executive Director of ECH.  She resides in Towson, Maryland and is the mother of three young children.  Suzanne's mission to educate people on children's auditory learning issues and the need for sound enhancement technology began in March 2005.  Her son had been recently diagnosed with an auditory processing deficit prompting an independent research to learn more about children's auditory issues.  This research uncovered problems and issues which plague ALL young children in an auditory learning environment, jeopardizing their academic potential.  Further research uncovered a cost-effective solution that would benefit all students and teachers. 

Suzanne was shocked to discover that most parents and educators were completely unaware of these issues that can negatively impact student academic performance and behavior.  Thus she began a campaign to educate the public in Maryland.  After just ten short months, the Baltimore County Board of Education allocated $.4 million in their fiscal 2007 budget for integration of sound enhancement technology.  In July 2006, Suzanne financed and formed a non-profit organization to expand this mission on a national level.  She has no financial interest in any company that manufactures or sells audio equipment. 

After three years of working tirelessly to tackle ECH’s mission, Suzanne made the decision to return to school, to pursue education reform through a more personal and direct level.  In 2011, she graduated from an accredited education program and received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.  She has taught fifth through eighth grade math students in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Maryland, and she has used the technology for which she advocates as part of her instructional strategies.  As a result, Suzanne’s passion for this mission grew from a teacher’s perspective, who has witnessed first-hand, the benefits to her students and to herself.

Suzanne was formerly a CPA who formerly worked for USF&G (now Travelers) as Director of Client Reporting for its Real Estate Division.

Paul J. McCarty, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor
Brigham Young University

E-mail: paul.mccarty@byu.edu

Postdoctoral Studies, Utah State University, Logan, Utah - 1986
Ed.D., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah - 1983
M.Ed., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah - 1978
Postgraduate Studies, St. Mary's College, California - 1972
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, California - 1971


  • Honored Utah Public School Administrator and Principal Recognition
    Concurrent Resolution HCR2, Utah Legislature & Governor Michael Leavitt, 2003 General Session
  • Jon and Karen Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education - Principal and Administrator
    Jon Huntsman Education Foundation, Huntsman Chemical, Salt Lake City, Utah - 1993
  • Distinguished Civic Leader of Utah
    U.S. Air Force (nominated by 388th Tactical Fighter Wing), Hill Air Force Base, Utah - 1992
  • Distingushed Principal Award
    Utah Association of Elementary School Principals - 1990
  • Honored Principal Recognition
    House Joint Resolution 23, Legislature of the state of Utah - 1990
  • National Instructional Technology Leader
    Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC - 1990

Dr. McCarty is an environmental psychologist and educational consultant to school districts, with emphasis on high performance school design, classroom acoustical environment, and the English Language Learner.  He is an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University (BYU), Departments of Psychology & Human Development. He is also a public school administrator of Educational Equity. He served on the U.S. Department of Education task force for the development of the National Education Technology Plan.  His studies on urban education and student achievement, classroom acoustical environments, and instructional technology have been widely published in professional journals.  He has presented at many national educational and professional conferences.  Recognitions have included the Jon & Karen Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education; Utah Distinguished Principal of the Year; Smithsonian Institute's National Technology Leadership tributes; U.S. Air Force Community Leader honors for professional achievements.

Michael Teixido, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University

Christiana Care Health Services
Limestone Medical Center
1941 Limestone Rd. Ste. 210
Wilmington, Delaware 19808 

Telephone: (302) 998-0300
Fax: (302) 998-5111
E-mail: michaelteixido@comcast.net
Web Links: Downloadable Teaching Movies
Patient Information
Delaware Otologic Medicine and Surgery Fellowship
3D Project Links

Neurotology Northwestern, Chicago, IL - 1991
Otolaryngology, Loyola, Chicago, IL - 1990
General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - 1986
MD, Wake Forest, Winston Salem, NC - 1985

Michael Teixido is an otolaryngologist with a special interest in medical and surgical conditions that affect hearing and balance.  He was born in Wilmington, Delaware and developed an interest in ear surgery because of a hereditary hearing condition in his family.  He actively pursues his goals to advance the study and understanding of problems involving hearing, balance and general otolaryngology through his participation in many national professional organizations and through frequent lectures to his professional colleagues and the public. In collaboration with the Delaware Biotechnical Institute Dr.Teixido has created unique 3D materials for teaching anatomy, surgery, and pathophysiology.

Dr. Teixido has an active neurotologic practice. He is the director of the Delaware Otologic Medicine and Surgery Fellowship, director of the Balance and Mobility center of Christiana Care, and co-director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant and Auditory Rehabilitation Program of the duPont Hospital for Children. He teaches residents in otolaryngology regularly at Thomas Jefferson, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.