Motivating and talented American Sign Language Instructor driven to inspire students to pursue academic and personal excellence. Strives to create a challenging and engaging learning environment in which students become life-long scholars and learners.
Excellent experiences in issues of ASL and Deaf Education
Creative lesson plan development
Positive atmosphere promotion
Created ASL curriculum targeting high school students to create an engaging educational experience
Developed homework assignments using technology for 21st century learning
08/2006 to Current
ASL TeacherHighland High School － Palmdale, CA
Established a new ASL program at the high school
Developed the curricula for ASL I, II, and III classes
Teach American Sign Language I, II, and III
Directed ASL Play for the Deaf/hearing community involving ASL 2 and 3 students for the past 6 years
Prepared lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
Developed and implemented lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district's curriculum.
Planned and used appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment.
01/2001 to 06/2006
Faculty TeacherPalmdale Learning Plaza － Palmdale, CA
Taught a range of K-8th grade Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in self-contained and mainstreamed classes in all subjects
Taught ASL as an
elective to 7th and 8th grade hearing students
for American Sign Language Elective
Education Plan (I.E.P.) meetings and discussed each child's Individual
Educational Plan with parents and school administrators
08/1999 to 02/2000
Faculty TeacherMetro Deaf School － St. Paul, MN
Taught Writing and Science classes to Deaf 7th graders in self-contained classrooms.
Developed curricula for writing and science.
Attended staff meetings.
02/1994 to 02/1995
American Sign Language TutorUniversity of Minnesota － Minneapolis, MN
Tutored hearing students in American Sign Language
Used Signing Naturally curriculum - Levels 1, 2, and 3
Education and Training
California State University － Northridge, California
Continuing EducationUniversity of California － Los Angeles
Deaf EducationUniversity of Minnesota － Minneapolis, MNMaster of Education Degree
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal StudiesCalifornia State University － Northridge, California
ASLPI Certificate (American Sign Language Proficiency)
Clear Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development Certificate
Interpersonal skills, Program Development, Learning Strategies, Group Instruction, Classroom Instruction, Curriculum Development