OPHIR ELEMENTARY STEAM ACADEMY (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/ASL, Mathematics) is offered  to enhance the LUSD Core Curriculum!  Ophir is a wonderful place where kids can still be kids while receiving an excellent education!!!
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My name is Alice Tenscher Dunbar. I have been teaching various ages of Deaf and hard of hearing children since 1983. I have been honored to be part of the Ophir School community since 1991.  While most of my time is working with the DHH Pre-K class, I have worked with DHH students at all grade levels and work closely with the amazing Ophir STEAM Academy teachers!

 I hold a Master's degree in Deaf Education from CSU Fresno. My teaching credentials include Multiple Subjects and Deaf Education/Communicative Disorders. I am also a nationally certified interpreter. I have been adjunct faculty at American River College in the Sign Language Studies department teaching educational interpreters.  I facilitate interpreter services and mentor interpreters at Ophir.

My passions other than teaching children include; tandem mountain biking, whitewater rafting, backcountry skiing and foreign travel. I live in Nevada City with my husband Brion.


Alice Tenscher Dunbar, M.A.

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Placer County Office of Education

530 885-3495 ext.21



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