Barb Lanfer


About Our Primary Coordinator

Barbara Lanfer, MAEd, CED has been coordinator of the CID primary department since 1996. She was named co-principal of the CID school in August 2006.

Ms. Lanfer holds a Missouri mild to moderate cross categorical certificate (K–12), Missouri elementary teaching certificate (K–8), Missouri teacher of the deaf certificate (K–12) and professional certification from the national Council on Education of the Deaf. She has served as a teacher at various age-levels at Central Institute for the Deaf  for more than 30 years.

Ms. Lanfer serves on the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences. As an instructor in this CID at Washington University School of Medicine program, she helps guide and develop deaf education graduate degree curricula.

Ms. Lanfer presented “Literature-Based Reading for Hearing-Impaired Children” and “Using Thematic Units to Teach Language” at international conventions of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and “Using a Remedial Reading Program to Teach More than Reading” at a national convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is a volunteer for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Ms. Lanfer earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education/deaf education from Fontbonne University in St. Louis and her master’s degree in education with specialties in learning disabilities and behavior disorders from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.