Stephanie is a Behavior Analyst living in upstate New York, having moved to the Hudson Valley after seven years in New York City. While living in NYC, Stephanie worked with the Deaf community in various capacities including an internship with the Deaf adult population of the Federation Employment and Guidance Service (FEGS), a stage manager for the Off Off Broadway production of Sign-arella, and a job coach for Deaf individuals at Education and Employment Consulting. She currently works with adults diagnosed with intellectual, developmental, and medical disabilities and teaches classes for individuals training to be Registered Behavior Technicians. Stephanie remains a perpetual student, both in the ASL language and in life, and hopes to learn as much or more from her students as they learn from her.
Tamara has been teaching and communicating with basic ASL for the past 15 years and holds an Associates of Arts degree in American Sign Language from Georgia State University. Tamara has used sign language as a communication tool with her own children, as well as the children she taught in her special needs and general education classrooms while working in a local public school system. Tamara became a Signing Time Instructor in 2016 and enjoys helping parents and children learn to communicate in ASL. She is currently teaching classes in Paulding County and online.
Abbey is an English Department Curriculum Coordinator in Massachusetts. She taught high school and middle school English Language Arts before becoming an administrator and has worked in public education for twenty years. Abbey is hard of hearing and has been studying ASL for three years. She works with middle school and high school ASL Club in her school district and teaches beginner’s ASL classes for adults at the local community education center. Abbey enjoys building her ASL proficiency and reading about Deaf culture.