Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Political Science University of Utah M.Ed. Special Education University of Kansas

Mr. Phillip J. Curry

Greetings and welcome to American Sign Language....I am a native Californian, although I have lived in different places around the country over the years, before settling here in Texas since 2008.

I am beginning my 12th year teaching ASL in Plano ISD. I have taught at Shepton HS, Vines HS, Williams HS, and Plano Senior HS in the past. I have been teaching at McMillen HS for 4 years now.

People often ask me how did I learn sign language. It is because I am deaf, and I have known sign language since my youth. I wear cochlear implant which helps me to hear what is happening around me.

My personal philosophy of teaching is that it is much more than just teaching the materials and giving assessments. It is about making personal connections with the students and leaving lasting impressions by preparing them for the future to learn how to communicate with people who use ASL, enhancing their personal growth in the process.