deaf studies american sign language instructor resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Versatile Language Specialist with over 6 years of successful experience in serving domestic and international professionals and students with advanced knowledge of sign language linguistic fundamentals. Teach topics through in-depth lectures, discussions, and special projects. Smoothly diversify and adapt instruction to serve the needs of diverse student groups. With training and experience from a professional sign language education program, developed a strong recognition consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in academic education individual. Skilled at cultivating strong partnerships to advance organizational objectives.

  • Training & Development
  • Collaboration
  • IEP Comprehension
  • Curriculum Development
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Evaluation and Data Development
  • Adaptability
Work History
Deaf Studies/American Sign Language Instructor , 06/2019 - Current
Mandela Washington Fellowship, IREX City, STATE,
  • Immersed students in unfamiliar American culture/Deaf culture by devising hands-on activities
  • Implemented Five C’s of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities within American Sign Language instruction environment
  • Designed, planned, organized and directed orientation and training programs for Young African Leaders Initiative
  • Sourced optimal curricula and developed lesson plans to fully cover target material for each course
  • Developed individualized and group programming in support of program achievement
  • Delivered 40 hours per week of classroom lectures, instructing over 15-20 students per semester in American Sign Language, Linguistic of American Sign Language, and Deaf Studies
American Sign Language Specialist/Media Instructor, 08/2017 - 08/XXX1
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School City, STATE,
  • Teaching Early Childhood Education (ECE), Kindergarten to Middle School, and Media students
  • Implementation of American Sign Language (ASL) Standardization for Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (Pre-Kindergarten-8th)
  • Developed ASL Data for ECE Department and K-8 Department
  • Used assessment tools included Visual Communication Sign Language, ASL 6+1 Traits, ASL MacArthur Checklist and P-Level
  • Operated ASL Department at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School as co-team leader
  • Developed American Sign Language Evaluation, Individualized Education Program, and Individual Family Service Plan Goal and Objective
  • Enabled students not only experience of current technology but also most frequently used American Sign Language in Deaf Community
  • Consult parent, teacher, and staff American Sign Language resource
American Sign Language Instructor/Specialist, 08/2015 - 06/2016
Maryland School For The Deaf, Columbia City, STATE,
  • Taught Family Education, Kindergarten to Middle School and special needs students
  • Development of curriculum of American Sign Language Standardization for Maryland School for Deaf (Pre-Kindergarten-8th )
  • Goal was to establish American Sign Language Standardization curriculum for its use in school setting
  • Developed assessment tool for Pre-Kindergarten-8th Graders
  • Tool analyzed students’ comprehension and knowledge in acquiring American Sign Language in both receptive and expressive language skills
  • Assessment tools included Social ASL, Expressive ASL, and Comprehension ASL
  • Assessment tool includes Final Cut Pro editing and filming students’ practical use of American Sign Language
  • Project enabled students not only experience of current technology but also most frequently used American Sign Language in Deaf Community
  • Another significant task was to focus on ASL Corpus for first language learners and Deaf Culture
Master of Arts: Sign Language Education, Expected in 08/2015
Gallaudet University - Washington, DC
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Bachelor of Arts: Deaf Studies And International Studies, Expected in 05/2012
Gallaudet University - Washington, DC
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Minor: Linguistics of Sign Language, Expected in 05/2012
Gallaudet University - Washington, DC
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  • Bachelor Degree, Magna Cum Laude Honor, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, May 2012
  • Phi Alpha Pi, Honor Society, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, 2012 May
  • American Sign Language Teachers Association, 2015- Present

Global Deaf Connection Summer of 2011

Volunteer Intern

Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa

Global Reach Out Summer of 2010

Volunteer Intern

Kenya, Africa

City Year, AmeriCorps 2004-2005

Corp Member

  • Interpreting is not for adults only: Interpreting for Deaf Children Zoom Webinar, Panelist of a PCRID Workshop, December XXX1
  • Practical Demonstration on Use of Sign Language in Teaching and Learning Processes US Embassy in Nigeria, Facilitate a Workshop, November XXX1 Primary Schools (Educational) Nigeria, Africa
  • Improving the Quality of Teaching Sign Language and English to Deaf Pupils in Primary Schools
    US Embassy in Nigeria, Facilitate a Workshop, December 2019 Primary Schools (Educational)
    Nigeria, Africa
  • Bilingual Education in American Sign Language
    Open Forum with Parents/Facilitate a Workshop, November 2019 Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (Educational) Washington, D.C.
  • Deaf International Community: Multicultural, Identity, and Language Interchange Guest Presentation, December 2016 McDaniel College (Educational) Westminster, MD
  • How to Effectively Develop Better Transitions Between High School and College ASL Program Maryland American Sign Language Teachers' Association, Guest Presentation, November 2014 McDaniel College (Maryland State Wide Conference)
    Westminster, MD

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School Attended

  • Gallaudet University
  • Gallaudet University
  • Gallaudet University

Job Titles Held:

  • Deaf Studies/American Sign Language Instructor
  • American Sign Language Specialist/Media Instructor
  • American Sign Language Instructor/Specialist


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor

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