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Instructor Qualifications and Experience - ASL (GP)

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I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. I worked for the California Department of Rehabilitation for 27 years as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf (RCD) before retiring in 2006. I am a retired Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

While working for the Department of Rehabilitation I was on a team that traveled throughout California evaluating aspiring interpreters who were non-certified, but wanted to provide basic interpreting services for Department clients.

I am certified bilingual by the State of California, English/American Sign Language. I am also a retired certified interpreter (NAD-Level 4).

I have lifelong California Community College teaching credentials in Psychology and Special Education and for the past 25 years have taught American Sign Language in a variety of settings including Community Colleges, Extended Education settings, Adult Schools and public agencies providing services to deaf individuals. 

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