Mr. Mastromatteo was born in Oklahoma and became deaf at the age of one due to spinal meningitis. Not long after becoming deaf, his family moved to Southern IL to be near St. Louis, MO where Mr. Ma Expand for more
Mr. Mastromatteo was born in Oklahoma and became deaf at the age of one due to spinal meningitis. Not long after becoming deaf, his family moved to Southern IL to be near St. Louis, MO where Mr. Mastromatteo received his Cochlear Implant at the age of 3. He was then placed in a deaf oral school for a few years before becoming mainstreamed in 3rd grade. During Mr. Mastromatteo’s search of Deafhood in his early life, he found American Sign Language (ASL) which had opened his world and experience into the Deaf world. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University in 2015, Mr. Mastromatteo moved to Pittsburgh, PA where he started working with deaf children with mental health and communication barriers. He also began his career in education teaching ASL as an Adjunct Instructor at Community College of Allegheny County. In 2019, Mr. Mastromatteo also began working at Slippery Rock University taking up the role as ASL Instructor. Mr. Mastromatteo pursued his Master of Arts in Teaching American Sign Language from University of Northern Colorado while teaching ASL and graduated in December 2020. Beginning of 2021, Mr. Mastromatteo was hired as the role of Assistant Professor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting at Mount Aloysius College.
A.A., Southern Illinois College
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., University of Northern Colorado