Join ASLTA at the associate level, and then add the ASLHS program once you've joined. Schools that offer a minimum of two years of ASL instruction are eligible to form chapters of the ASLHS on campus. Interested ASL students do not join ASLHS on an individual basis, but instead become members of the local ASLHS chapter on their campus.
Establish a Chapter
Establish an ASLHS chapter by meeting the following requirements:
The high school, two-year college, or four-year college/university must offer a minimum of two years of ASL coursework.
The chapter must also have an ASL teacher who is willing to sponsor the ASLHS.
The ASL teacher (or "Sponsor") must be a member in good standing of the American Sign Language Teachers Association and remain in good standing.
You may join online with a credit card, or mail this paper form online with a check or school Purchase Order.
Meet the Board
The ASLHS is fortunate to have a knowledgeable and experienced board of directors who enjoy serving. We invite you to meet our Directors.
National Coordinator - Christine Sharkey
Email Chris is kicking off her second year as the ASLHS National Coordinator. She previously joined the crew as the Graduation Coordinator in 2017. She is a native of Philly, PA, and is currently teaching ASL K-12 at Delaware School for the Deaf. Chris has degrees in SLP/Audiology, Deaf Education, K-12 Education, and has 1 year left in her Ed. Leadership doctoral program. She's ASL Certified: Professional and has been attending ASLTA conferences since 2003!
Celebrity crush: Johnny Depp. Favorite Food: Potatoes. Best Memory: First glimpse of Grand Canyon.
Competitions Coordinator - Jessica Parker
Email Meet Jessica Parker - the ASLHS Competitions Coordinator. She is a CODA raised in Dallas, Texas, but now lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband and 3 children. She has 20 years of ASL teaching experience in grades K-12 and is currently working on her doctorate in curriculum & instruction. She started an ASL curriculum business called ASL Concepts. Now she is the Principal of Family Partnership Charter School. During her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors-going camping, cycling, & fishing every chance she can get, bringing her husky along.
Her celebrity crush: Nick Cage. Her favorite food: Wine. Her best memory: Dipnetting the Kenai River when the fish are running.
Membership Coordinator - Patricia McCarthy
Email Meet Tricia McCarthy- She was the first member coordinator/treasurer of ASL Honor Society at its inception in 2006. Active member of ASL Honor society board for over ten years. She is excited to return after a short hiatus!
From Long Island, New York, Tricia has been teaching ASL for over 20 years at the high school level. Tricia is a workshop presenter on the local and national levels focusing on ASL activities and curriculum. Her passion is to collaborate and share ideas with colleagues. She has attended ASLTA conferences since 2005, only missing one!
Operations Chair - Rose Adams
Email Meet Rose Adams ASLHS Operations Coordinator. She has been teaching ASL for the past 29 years. She was born Deaf to hearing parents, has a Deaf brother. She was mainstreamed all her life in a hearing school. She was a Treasurer of FASLTA for over 15 years as well as a Vice President of FASLTA for two years. She has three grown children and three grandchildren.
Graduations Support Chair - Amy Crumrine
Email Meet Amy Crumrine! This is her first year joining ASLHS board as a graduation support coordinator. She hails from Silver Spring, Maryland, and is a NTID/RIT graduate. She was a deaf and hard of hearing teacher for 11 years before she switched over to ASL teaching. She currently teaches ASL 1-3 at a high school in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Amy has degrees in Social Work, Deaf Education, and School Counseling along with a certification in School Administration from RIT and Gallaudet University.
Celebrity crush: Tom Cruise. Favorite food: Ice Cream. Best Memory: Traveling across America by car.
Graduations Shipping Chair - Melissa Ibanez
Meet Melissa Ibanez! This is her first year joining ASLHS board as a Graduation Shipment Coordinator. Born in Wisconsin and moved to Texas at a young age. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education at Gallaudet University. Melissa is currently teaching ASL 1-4 at South Texas College. Taught Deaf Ed for 10 years and part-time ASL for 5 years. Full time teaching ASL 4 years. Melissa is also a Girl Scout Co-Leader.
Email Meet Devin Hasty! This is her first year joining ASLHS board as a public relation coordinator. Born and raised in North Carolina and currently lives in Colorful Colorado. She received her bachelor's degree in Human and Community Service at Lenior Rhyne University, NC, and a Master’s degree in Teaching ASL in 2016 at University of Northern Colorado. She is currently teaching K-12 at ThunderRidge High School in Douglas County School District in Colorado. GO Grizzlies!
Favorite celebrity: SO HARD! I would say Cress Williams. Favorite Food: Avocado. Favorite Hobby: SHOPPING and of course blogging. I love love love CLOTHES. Favorite Flower: Succulents & Cactus.
• Lisa Godfrey
• Steven Singer
• Meg Vickers
• Robin Newsom-Wuertz
Where are ASLHS chapters located?
(Accurate as of 8/28/19)
It's time to renew your ASLTA and ASLHS memberships for the 2019-2020 school year. Join ASLTA at the Associate level and then add the ASLHS program to that membership.
A chapter's membership is valid when the Sponsor's name and this a check mark appears next to the name of the school.