Room Number: 540
Phone Number: (661) 222-1220 ext. 540
Gender-Sexuality Alliance: Wednesday @ lunch
ASL Club: Thursday @ lunch
1. Ventura County Community College District
2. Rochester Institute of Technology / The National Technical Institute of the Deaf
3. California State University, Northridge
Experience in Teaching ASL
In August 2017 I took over as the American Sign Language teacher at West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita. I am the third American Sign Language teacher at WRHS and look forward to continue to grow this great program.
My goal is for all my students to feel welcome in my classroom and hope to continue to expand the diverse population at WRHS and to have my classroom reflect that population. The Deaf Community is a group of all types of people from skin color to religion to nationality to sexuality. I want to embrace all Deaf people in the classroom and have students learn all of the contributions that Deaf people have made over the centuries.
Previously I taught at Newbury Park High School in Newbury Park. During my three years of being an assistant teacher and being a part-time faculty member I co-directed three plays. All three plays were presented in A.S.L. with English voice over.
As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs. And as long as we have our films, we can preserve signs in their old purity. It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people."
I want every student to do well and I design my class thinking "how can I best support my students". Therefore, everything and anything I can do to post a video, worksheet, etc. onto the website I will. You will see a multitude of resources on this site. The biggest being the vocabulary videos of what is exactly being learned and expected in class! There are class calendars with all important dates. There is access to a Google Drive with all the important documents you may need this semester.
In exchange I ask my students to put in the time and effort outside of the classroom to use these resources. Block scheduling allows has many positives, how one negative is that I cannot see my students every day to reinforce the new vocabulary, grammar, and lessons. Therefore, I will have put all these resources available to my students and I expect them to use them as often as possible (ideally every day). Students who access the website daily and practice daily will succeed in all ASL classes.