Phone: 214-299-8026 (Sorenson Interpreter)
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor degree in Information Systems & Quantitative studies Abilene Christian University
Welcome to my page! This year, I am teaching at PSHS and McMillen HS. I graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1990. Afterward, I pursued my career in the hotel industry. After 20 years, I decided to change my career to become an American Sign Language teacher. My first primary language is ASL and my second language is English. It has always been my passion to teach sign language and share my life experiences. I was hired to teach at a private school for two years before I joined PISD in 2010. I'm proud to say this is my 14th year with PISD and I have been in Education for 16 years!
During the summer when not teaching, I am a co-chairperson for the Texas ASL educators. On July 10 - 12, we hosted a face-to-face workshop for ASL teachers in San Marcos. We are so grateful to be able to do this. Our workshop was a huge success, and we shared and collaborated with ideas on what we could bring back to our ASL classroom. If you like to follow us and what we do, check out the Texas ASL Educators website, www.texasasleducators.com. I am also a chairperson for North Texas Performing Arts for the Deaf Theatre. I put in nearly 100 hours of volunteering this past summer. It is my dream to have a Deaf Theatre in Plano, Texas. I am grateful for my time doing this and met so many wonderful people. To follow the NTPA Deaf Theatre, click on this website link www.ntpa.org/deaf.
I am beyond excited to return to the classroom and looking forward to a great year! Thank you for allowing me to teach your child the beautiful language and culture.
Famous Deaf Quote:
As long as we have Deaf people on earth, we will have signs... our beautiful sign language is the noblest gift God has given to Deaf people. -George William Veditz, 1913
1st Period - ASL 1
2nd Period - ASL 3
3rd Period - ASL 2
4th Period - Conference/Travel to McMillen
5th Period - Advisory
6th Period - ASL 1
7th Period - ASL 1
8th Period - ASL 1
PSHS / Tuesdays, Thursday 8:15 - 8:50 am
McMillen / Monday, Wednesday 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Students may schedule tutorials with me by other arrangements.