Teaching Experiences


Teaching Workshops/Courses


TERPexpo – Denver (November 2014)
Denver, Colorado
Taught workshops on “Communication in the Technical World in ASL”, “English Idioms” How The Hell Do I Interpret That?”, “Sign Mime”, and “Theater Interpreting” for interpreters and college students

 
2014 WisRID Fall Conference (October 2014)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Taught workshops on “English Idioms: How The Hell Do I Interpret That?” and “Study and Translation of a Famous Oath & a National Anthem” for interpreters and college students

TERPexpo – Orlando (July 2014)
Orlando, Florida
Taught workshops on “ASL Colloquialisms” for interpreters and college students

35th World’s Largest Silent Weekend (June 2014)
Orlando, Florida
Taught workshops on “Sign Mime” and “Mouthing Morphemes” for interpreters and college students

The 17th Annual George Veditz ASL Festival at Northeastern University (April 2014)
Boston, Massachusetts
Taught workshops on “ASL Colloquialisms” for interpreters and college students

3rd Annual Alaskan Educational Interpreters Conference (February 2014)
Anchorage, Alaska
Taught workshops on “Sign Mime”, “Multiple Meaning”, “English Idioms: How The Hell Do I Interpret That?”, and “ASL Track” for interpreters and college students

BAIT’s 15th Annual Total ASL Immersion Weekend (February 2014)
Birmingham, Alabama
Taught workshops on “ASL Colloquialisms” for interpreters and college students.

Alaska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (September 2013)
Anchorage, Alaska
Taught workshops on “ASL Colloquialisms” and “ASL Expansion Applied in Storytelling” for interpreters and college students.

Alaska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (September 2013)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Taught workshops on “Sign Mime” and “ASL Literature” for interpreters and college students.

Silent Weekend at Western Oregon University (July 2013)
Monmouth, Oregon
Taught workshops on “Sign Mime”, “ASL Colloquialisms”, “ASL Expansions Applied in Storytelling”, and “Study and Translation of a Famous Oath & a National Anthem” for interpreters and college students.

North Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Conference (June 2013)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Taught workshops on “ASL Expansions Applied in Storytelling” and “Sign Mime” for interpreters and college students.

6th Annual National Sign Language & Interpreting Conference (May 2013)
Anaheim, California
Taught workshops on “ASL Expansions Applied in Storytelling” , “ASL Colloquialisms”, and “Sign Mime” for interpreters and college students.

ASL Immersion Weekend by Wisconsin Association of the Deaf (May 2013)
Rosholt, Wisconsin
Taught workshops on “ASL Colloquialism” and “Sign Mime” for interpreters and college students.

IdahoRID’s 40th Anniversary Conference (April 2013)
Twin Falls, Idaho
Taught workshops on “ASL Expansions Applied in Storytelling” and “Sign Mime” for interpreters and college students.

Spring Professional Development Training, ASL Consortium (SCCC) (March 2013)
Seattle, Washington
Taught workshops on “ASL Expansions Applied in Storytelling” for ASL instructors.

5th Annual National Sign Language & Interpreting Conference (July 2012)
Anaheim, California
Taught workshops on “ASL Expansions Applied in Storytelling” , “ASL Colloquialisms”, and “Creativity with Classifiers in Storytelling” for interpreters and college students.

Deaf Youth Today – Hornby Island Youth Camp (June – July 2012)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Taught workshops on ASL Literature, Performance, and Drama for young kids from ages 6 to 17.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Region V Conference (June 2012)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Taught workshops on “ASL Expansions Applied in Storytelling” and “ASL Colloquialisms” for interpreters.

15th Annual ASL Festival at Northeastern University (March 2012)
Boston, Massachusetts
Taught workshop on “Creativity with Classifiers in Storytelling” for interpreters and college students.

Deaf Sports and Fitness/Portland Community College (March 2012)
Portland, Oregon
Taught workshop on “ASL Expansions Applied in Storytelling” for interpreters and college students.

ASL Total Immersion Weekend (February 2012)
Birmingham, Alabama
Taught workshops on “Sign Mime” and “Study and Translation of a Famous Oath & National Anthem” and other activities for interpreters and college students.

Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Conference (January 2012)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Taught workshops on “ASL Expansions Applied in Storytelling” and “ASL Colloquialisms” for interpreters.

UPCI DEM Conference (July 2011)
Nashville, Tennessee
Taught workshops on “Sign Mime”, “Storytelling with Classifiers” and “Conceptual Accuracy” for interpreters.

Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Conference (July 2011)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Taught workshops on “ASL Expansions Applied in ASL Storytelling”, “Sign Mime” and “Swearing, Drugs and Sex” for interpreters.

2011 Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf Conference (June 2011)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Taught workshop on “ASL Colloquialisms” for interpreters.

4th Annual National Sign Language & Interpreting Conference (OHSOEZ) (May 2011)
Anaheim, California
Taught workshops on “ASL Colloquialisms” , “Sign Mime”, and “Study and Translation of a Famous Oath & a National Anthem” for interpreters and college students.

ASLVille, Tidewater Community College (March 2011)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Taught workshops on “Sign Mime” for interpreters and college students.

Wisconsin Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Fall Conference 2010 (November 2010)
Delavan, Wisconsin
Taught workshops on “ASL Colloquialisms” and “Sign Mime” for interpreters and college students.

“ASL Train Station Trip” by Northwest American Sign Language Teachers Association (November 2010)
Portland, Oregon
Taught workshop on “Creativity with Classifiers in Storytelling” for ASL instructors and tutors.

2010 Professional Development Conference, Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (October 2010)
Portland, Oregon
Taught workshop on “Sign Mime with Children’s Books” for interpreters and college students.

C3 – Largest Deaf Comedyfest! by Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc. (September 2010)
St. Louis, Missouri
Taught workshop on “Interpreting ASL Comedy Panel” for interpreters and college students.

Silent Weekend at Western Oregon University (August 2010)
Monmouth, Oregon
Taught workshops on “Sign Mime” and “ASL Colloquialisms” for interpreters and college students.

3rd Annual National Sign Language & Interpreting Conference (OHSOEZ) (May 2010)
Anaheim, California
Taught workshops on “ASL Colloquialisms” and “Sign Mime” for interpreters and college students.

Illinios Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (March 2010)
Chicago, Illinios
Taught workshop on “Incorporating Sign Mime into ASL Interpreting” to interpreters and college students.

30th Silent Weekend by DrSign (June 2009)
Orlando, Florida
Taught workshop on “Sign Mime,” “ASL Colloquialisms,” “Multiple Meaings,” “Study and Translation of a Famous Oath & a National Anthem,” and “Study and Translation on Scripts of Different Genres” for deaf and hearing adult students and interpreters.

29th Silent Weekend by DrSign (June 2008)
Orlando, Florida
Taught workshop on “Sign Mime,” “ASL Colloquialisms,” “Multiple Meanings,” “Study and Translation of a Famous Oath & a National Anthem,” and “Study and Translation on Scripts of Different Genres” for deaf and hearing adult students and interpreters.

Total Immersion Sign Language Programs (February 2005 – August 2008)
Washington School for the Deaf Outreach Services
Vancouver, Washington
• Adult Total Immersion Sign Language Program, June/July 2006 and July/Aug 2007
– Taught workshop on “Sign Mime,” “Samples of ASL Literature,” “Improv,” “Idioms,” and “Deaf History” for hearing adult students.
• High School Total Immersion Sign Language Program, March 2006
– Taught workshop on “Handshapes Stories Without Using Face & Viceversa” for hearing high school students.
• Family ASL Immersion Weekend, October 2005
– Taught workshop on “Handshapes/Classifiers Stories” for deaf children’s families.
• High School Total Immersion Sign Language Program, August 2005
– Taught workshop on “Handshapes/Classifiers” for hearing and deaf high school students.
• High School ASL Immersion Weekend, February 2005
– Taught workshop on “Sign Mime” and “Samples of ASL Literature” for hearing adult students.

Literacy Faire Camp, Washington School for the Deaf (Summer 2006 – Summer 2008)
Vancouver, Washington
• “Fairy Tales and Stories,” Summer 2008
– Program Director for the play and teach drama and ASL translation workshops for deaf and hearing kids (elementary school to high school) and direct them in play of “Fairy Tales and Stories.”
• “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” Summer 2007
– Program Director for the play and teach drama and ASL translation workshops for deaf and hearing kids (elementary school to high school) and direct them in play of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
• “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” Summer 2006
– Program Director for the play and taught drama and ASL translation workshops for deaf and hearing kids (elementary school to high school) and directed them in play of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”

The Language Door (June 2008)
Beaverton, Oregon
Taught workshop on “Sign Mime” for hearing adult students and interpreters.

Eastern Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing’s 25th Anniversary (April 2008)
Spokane, Washington
Taught Sign Mime (includes Classifiers) to interpreters and performed for EWCDHH’s 25th Anniversary.

Washington State Educational Interpreters Workshop (October 2007)
Washington School for the Deaf Outreach Services
Vancouver, Washington
Taught Sign Mime and Classifiers to hearing and deaf students (interpreters and teachers).

Camp Taloali for Deaf Kids (August 2007)
Stayton, OR
Taught ASL Poetry in workshops for deaf students in two groups – ages 9 to 13 years old and ages 14 to 18 years old.

Shared Reading Video Outreach Project Family Retreat (May 2005 & May 2006)
Ellensburg, Washington (Hosted by Howie Seago and sponsored by Washington School for the Deaf, Department of Health, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Gallaudet University Regional Center.)
Taught four drama workshops for deaf and hearing kids ages 6 to 12 years old and directed them in short dramas performed for their families and friends.

Sign Mime Workshop/performance Sponsored by Deaf Power Organization (Feb. 2005 & Feb. 2006)
Portland, Oregon
Taught Sign Mime to hearing and deaf students and mentored/directed workshop participants performing in an evening performance.

Deaf Youth Drama Program (Seattle Children ’s Theatre) (July 2004 – August 2004)
Seattle, Washington
Instructor/Actor, taught Improvisational techniques and ASL translation for deaf and hearing high school, middle school, and elementary school students. Worked under Billy Seago.

Little Theatre of the Deaf (National Theatre of the Deaf)
(December 2002 – May 2003 & January 2004 – May 2004)
West Hartford, Connecticut
Instructor/Actor for “The Giving Tree,” and “Poetry in Motion.” Taught ASL Literature to both deaf and hearing college and K-12 students.

The Haven Project Mentor for Afield Program (October 2003 – December 2003)
Portland Oregon
Taught/mentored deaf high school students on how to create their own scripts and taught one-day workshop for signed-performance students in ASL translation. Translation done directly from the students’ scripts.

Northwest Theatre of the Deaf (May 2002)
Portland, Oregon
Assistant instructor with Mike Canfield (Philadelphia, PA). Taught deaf and hearing participants about ASL Literature and basics of Drama.


Director of Artistic Sign Language (Sign Coach/Sign Master)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon
Sign Coach – ASL translation for scripts and performances

2014:
The Cocoanuts
Sign in Sidney
Comedy of Errors

2013:
King Lear
Two Trains Running
The Taming of the Shrew
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2012:
All the Way
Party People

Portland Center Stage
Portland, Oregon
Sign Coach – ASL translation for scripts and performances

2010:
Mike’s Incredible Indian Adventure

2009:
Storm Large’s Crazy Enough
The Santaland Diaries
Ben Franklin: Unplugged

Portland Opera Presents: Broadway!
Portland, Oregon
Sign Coach – ASL translation for scripts and performances

Portland Community College
Theatre Arts Department
Portland, Oregon
Sign Coach – ASL translation for scripts and performances

Tygre’s Heart Shakespeare Company
Portland, Oregon
Sign Coach – ASL translation for scripts and performances

1995:
Henry the Sixth

1994:
Much Ado About Nothing

1993:
Romeo and Juliet

Tulane Summer Shakespeare Festival
Tulane College
New Orleans, Lousiana
Sign Coach – ASL translation for scripts and performances

Hillsboro High School
Little Theatre Department
Hillsboro, Oregon
Signed Consultant and Assistant Director for “Children of a Lesser God”


Training

American Sign Language Teachers Association
Rochester, New York
• Provisional Level Certification (certified February 2004)
• Qualified Level Certifcation (certified February 2010)
• Professional Level Certification (certified October 2011)

New Version of Signing Naturally Courses Hosted by Portland Community College
Portland, Oregon
• Completion of Course Certificate – Level 1
Instructors: Ken Mikos and Cheri Smith

Signing Naturally Courses Hosted by Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon
• Completion of Course Certificate – Level 2
Instructor: Ken Mikos

Signing Naturally Courses Hosted by Portland Community College
Portland, Oregon
• Completion of Course Certificate – Level 1
Instructor: Ken Mikos

National Theatre of the Deaf
Waterford, Connecticut
• Studied ASL translation, ASL poetry, ASL artistry, classifiers, ASL theatre/performance, and ASL storytelling.
Instructors: Nat Wilson, Dennis Webster, Janice Norman, Willy Conley, Aaron Kelstone, Mike Lamitola, Matthew Moore, Shanny Mow, Chuck Baird, Tim Mc Carty

Deaf West Theatre
North Hollywood, California
• Studied ASL theatre/performance, ASL translation, ASL storytelling, ASL artistry, and classifiers.
Instructors: Bernard Bragg, Phyllis Frelich, Bob Daniels, Larry Fleischer, Linda Bove, Peter Cook, Ed Waterstreet

Northwest Theatre of the Deaf
Portland, Oregon< • Attended several workshops about ASL Literature and ASL Drama Instructors: Max Fomitchev, Mike Canfield, Hank Stack, Jer Loudenback

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
• Reading to Deaf Children: Learning from Deaf Adults
Instructors: Charles Kelley, James Perry

Region X Interpreter Education Center
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
• Studied to become a Deaf interpreter, ASL translator, and signed-performance interpreter.
Instructors: Howie Seago, Dan Langholtz

American Sign Language Teachers Association
Washington, D.C. (includes Northwest American Sign Language Teachers Association, Portland, OR and Seattle, WA)
• Studied to become an ASL instructor including class preparation, teaching techniques, syllabus development, grading and games in ASL.
Instructors: Peter Cook, Shawn Broderick, Keith Cagle, Laurene Gallimore, E.Lynn Jacobowitz, Ella Mae Lentz, Clayton Valli, Clyde Vincent

Cleveland Signstage Theatre
Cleveland, Ohio (in residence in Vancouver, Washington)
• Participated in several workshops about ASL Literature and ASL Drama
Instructors: Stella Conley, John Kestler

Portland Community College
Portland, Oregon
• Studied ASL Linguistics and trained to become ASL Instructor in Interpreter Training Program
Instructors: Darcie LeMeiux and Julie Moore

Portland Community College
Portland, Oregon
• Associate of Applied Science Degree in Commercial Art

Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane, Washington
• Associate of Art in Graphic Design

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington< • Studied Fine Art Oregon Graduate Institute
Hillsboro, Oregon
• Web Language Certificate


Employment

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Company
Ashland, Oregon
July 2012 – Present
Director of Artistic Sign Language

Portland Community College (January 1994 – June 2015)
Portland, Oregon
Full-time Faculty for Interpreter Training Program, Sign Language Studies & Deaf Studies
• Deaf History/Deaf Studies Instructor, Sign Language Studies (SLS)
ASL Linguistics Instructor, Interpreter Training Program (ITP)
ASL Instructor for ITP 111-212 (ASL 7 – ASL 11), Interpreter Training Program (ITP)
• ASL Instructor for ASL 101-203 and Accel ASL 150-251, SIgn Language Studies (SLS)
• ASL/Fingerspelling Instructor, Interpreter Training Program (ITP)

Individual Language Development Program (under SRVOP) (March 2008 – June 2008)
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, Washington
ASL Tutor for Deaf individual students in mainstreaming schools in a statewide of Washington via videophone/ videoconferencing systems.

The Northwest Academy( August. 2002 – June 2006)
Portland, Oregon
Part-time ASL Instructor for Beginning level and Advanced level for High School and Middle School students.

Little Theatre of the Deaf (National Theatre of the Deaf) (January 2004 – May 2004)
Hartford, Connecticut
Actor/instructor for “The Giving Tree and Other Stories” and “Poetry in Motion.” Taught ASL literature and sign mime to hearing and deaf people from elementary through to college levels in different communities on a national tour.

Oregon City Public Schools, Linkup Program (September 2003 – December 2003)
Oregon City, Oregon
Part-time instructor of ASL Literature at the advanced level for High School students.

National Theatre of the Deaf (December 2002 – May 2003)
Hartford, Connecticut/New York City, New York
Actor for “Oh Figaro!” and actor/instructor for “The Giving Tree and Other Stories.” Taught hearing and deaf people from elementary through college levels including the local community about ASL Literature during a national tour.

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