I have been interested in sign language communication since the age of 13. I began the formal acquisition of learning sign language in 1986 by enrolling in a non-credit course of ASL at TCJC. I fell in love with the language and decided to pursue a career. I graduated from Tarrant County College in 1989 with an AA in Communications and became a certified sign interpreter. I worked as contract interpreter for several schools and businesses in Tarrant and Parker Counties. I also worked as a Job Coach and Interpreter for Texas Rehabilitation Commission. I went back to college to complete my degree in physical education and began teaching and coaching at Brock ISD. I also taught for Azle ISD and Weatherford ISD. I hold certifications in American Sign Language K-12; Deaf Education K-12; Special Education K-12; Exercise and Sports Studies K-12; and General Studies 6-8. My certificate for "Interpreting for the Deaf" is current at this time.
I thank WSISD for the opportunity to teach ASL for my second year! I look forward to meeting all the new students and working with the ones that I had the privilege of getting to know last year!