American Graduate Champion: William Bugh

LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is William Bugh! William Bugh is an American Sign Language teacher in Round Rock, Texas. Bugh uses his own impaired hearing to enrich lessons. He realistically and creatively teaches his students what it means to be deaf and covers important deaf history in his lessons. He “uses hearing disability to his and his students’ advantage,” his nomination form said. “It is an inspiring story of a teacher who is able to overcome his disabilities and use them to his advantage.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.