American Sign Language

This school year, all students from Pre-School through Middle School and most of the teachers and teacher-assistants will be learning to converse, at some level, in American Sign Language (ASL).

Skill with the magnificent language of sign is good for a lifetime.  Research shows that children who learn sign are inclined to develop a fascination for other languages, including spoken languages, and for other forms of human expression such as art, drama, music, etc.  This class gives an opportunity to encourage everyone to be respectful of, and to show an interest in and an appreciation for – - people who differ from them and with them.

Our specialist, Christina Cox, is a deaf individual and certified teacher (elementary education).  She attended the only liberal arts college for the deaf in the world, Gallaudet University in Washington DC.  Christina is also currently working at a high school teaching ASL and a REI climbing instructor.

Instructor: Christina Cox

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