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ASL Honor Society

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Join ASLHS

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.
  • Annual chapter fees must be kept current.
American Sign Language Honor Society

Membership Order Form

Join online at www.aslta.org/membership/.

Paper and check/Purchase Order requests will be processed at a delay. Membership requests received AFTER December 1 will have sponsor and school names added to our website but will Not receive a paper certificate for the school due to the late renewal.

Send Membership inquiries to aslhs.membership@aslta.org 


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.


Christine Sharkey

National Coordinator - Christine Sharkey

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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.


Jessica Parker

Competitions Coordinator - Jessica Parker

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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.


Patricia McCarthy

Membership Coordinator - Patricia McCarthy

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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!


Rose Adams

Operations Chair - Rose Adams

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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.


Amy Crumrine

Graduations Support Chair - Amy Crumrine

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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.


Melissa Ibanez

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.

Favorite celebrity: Jensen Ackles.
Favorite Food: Mexican food.
Favorite Hobby: Crafts and reading. 


Devin Hasty

Public Relations Chair - Devin Hasty

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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.


Advisory Board

• Lisa Godfrey • Steven Singer • Meg Vickers • Robin Newsom-Wuertz

Where are ASLHS chapters located?

(Accurate as of 8/28/19)

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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.

Alabama

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Basha High School Angela Nuff

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Thompson High School Diana Wagoner Checkmark
NEW Vestavia Hills High School Carole Heartsill Murray Checkmark

Alaska

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East High School Jessica Parker Checkmark

Arizona

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Liberty High School Kelcy Browder Checkmark
Phoenix College Serena Stone Checkmark
Valley Vista High School Renee Pickarts Checkmark

Arkansas

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California

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Bonita High School Natalie Cooney Checkmark
California State University  Amy June Rowley Checkmark
Cathedral Catholic High School Amber Elliott Checkmark
NEW Canyon Crest Academy Jennifer Parker Checkmark
NEW College of the Canyons Deborah Sison Checkmark
Crafton Hills College Breanna Andrews Checkmark
NEW Great Oak High School Meghan Santone Checkmark
Maranatha Christian High School Kelly Taylor Checkmark
NEW Martin Luther King High School Cynthia Ross Checkmark
Mater Dei High School Jennifer Battaglia Checkmark
Mercy High School Burlingame Michele Gachowski Checkmark
Notre Dame High School Catherine Licht Checkmark
Oak Park High School Deanne Bray Checkmark
NEW Oxnard College Emily Zwaal Checkmark
Rosary Academy Candace Mattos Checkmark
Ruben S Ayala High School Joni Kerby Checkmark
Sage Creek High School Robin Wuertz Checkmark
Segerstrom High School Cynthia Kaniski Checkmark
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Lanessa Vantrese Checkmark
Temecula Valley High School Stevie Collins Checkmark

Colorado

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Air Academy High School Debra Fenlason Checkmark
NEW Castle View High School Patrick Southern Checkmark
Monarch High School Melissa Peterson Checkmark
Mountain Vista High School Katherine Dannen Checkmark
ThunderRidge High School Devin Hasty Checkmark

Connecticut

  Sponsor Active
Joel Barlow High School Karen Sullivan Checkmark

Delaware

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Delaware School for the Deaf Christine Sharkey Checkmark
Salesianum School Shelley Collier Checkmark

Florida

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Atlantic Coast High School Lesley Silvestris Checkmark
B.T. Washington High School Nancy Barger Checkmark
Calvary Christian High School Janessa Jannarone Checkmark
Clay High School Bria Havener Checkmark
Duncan Fletcher High School Lauren Katz Checkmark
Fleming Island High School Rachael Schofield Checkmark
Florida State University Kristen Guynes Checkmark
Land O' Lakes High School Cindy Dawes Checkmark
North Bay Haven Charter Academy Melissa Sexton Checkmark
Oxbridge Academy JoyAnn DiGiovanni Checkmark
Ponte Verdra High School Lisa Layton Checkmark
NEW Seminole Ridge Community High School Rose Adams Checkmark
South Walton High School Kala Wilson Checkmark
Spanish River Community High School Felice Marcus Checkmark
St. Joseph Academy Gaylene Hollis Checkmark
Sunlake High School Ally Heymann Checkmark
University of Florida

Zulma Santiago

Stephen Hardy

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University of Gainesville Stephen Hardy Checkmark
Wiregrass Ranch High School Alison Washburn Checkmark
Winter Springs High School Katie Canteenwalla Checkmark

Georgia

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Colquitt County High School Allison Mugavin Checkmark
Creekview HS Andrea Shelton Checkmark
Heritage High School Lisa Godfrey Checkmark
Kennesaw Mountain High School Erin Hamilton Checkmark
North Cobb High School Christina Hopper Checkmark

Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

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NEW Metea Valley High School Carmine Vozzo Checkmark
Plainfield Central High School Leslie Ramos Checkmark
Plainfield East High School Cortney Troy Checkmark
Plainfield North High School Valerie Swiatek Checkmark

Indiana

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NEW Bulter University Beatrice Pfaff Checkmark
Goshen College Amanda Flickinger Checkmark
Indiana University Laura Smith Checkmark
LaPorte High School Joanna Witulski Checkmark
Mt. Vernon High School Sharon Perterson Checkmark
Purdue University Indianapolis Laura Smith Checkmark
Southport High School Natalie Hendrix-Evans Checkmark
Vincennes University Cynthia Sanders Checkmark

Iowa

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Kirkwood Community College Julia Rabe Checkmark

Kansas

  Sponsor Active
Olathe North High School Steven Barrios Checkmark
St. James Academy Deidre Speck Checkmark

Kentucky

  Sponsor Active

Louisiana

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Maine

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Mt. Blue Campus Gail Carlson Checkmark

Maryland

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Bishop McNamara High School Phyllis Ballenger Checkmark
Clarksburg High School Michele Dunefsky Checkmark
Damascus High School Barbara Grysavage Checkmark
Great Mills High School Meg Vickers Checkmark
Meade Senior High School Alanna Clements Checkmark
Montgomery College Cristina Daley Butler Checkmark
Northwest High School Michelle Boruah Checkmark
NEW Potomac Falls High School Chapman Hom Checkmark
Quince Orchard High School Darlene Combs Checkmark
Rockville High School Dr. Risa Shariff Checkmark
Winston Churchill High School Joshua Lothridge Checkmark

Massachusetts

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NEW Boston College Emily Smith Checkmark
Duxbury High School Christine Robertson Checkmark
Foxborough High School Linda Cameron Checkmark

Michigan

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Menominee Junior-Senior High School Denise Miller Checkmark
Waverly High School Jeanne Jenkinson Checkmark

Minnesota

  Sponsor Active
Brainerd High School Jody Converse Checkmark
Central Lakes College Tanya Hoting Mrazek Checkmark
Minnetonka High School Tracy Ivy Checkmark
St. Catherine University Elizabeth Siebert Checkmark

Mississippi

  Sponsor Active

Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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Arthur L. Johnson High School Loren Hsu Checkmark
NEW College of New Jersey Steven Singer Checkmark
Jefferson Township High School Amy Garcia Checkmark
NEW Passaic County Technical Institute Laura Martin Checkmark
Vineland High School Juliana Frankenfield Checkmark

New Mexico

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New York

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East Meadow High School Lauren Beygelman Checkmark
Hicksville High School Lisa Estrada Checkmark
NEW John Glenn High School Nicole Gendjoian Checkmark
NEW Kings Park High School Ashleen Macedonio Checkmark
Massapequa High School Patricia McCarthy Checkmark
Nassau Community College Jill Burgreen Checkmark
Farmingdale Senior High School Gilda Logan Checkmark
Sachem High School Alexis Shaw Checkmark

North Carolina

  Sponsor Active
NEW Central Piedmont Community College James McLeod Checkmark
Piedmont International University Kent Oviatt Checkmark
Charles E. Jordan High School Glenda Trowbridge Checkmark

North Dakota

  Sponsor Active

Ohio

  Sponsor Active
NEW Garfield Heights High School Debra Norris Checkmark
Hudson Senior High School Courtney Stull Checkmark
Independence High School Margaret Popa Checkmark
Oak Hills High School Susan Dochterman Checkmark
Perrysburg High School Delta Kimmel Checkmark
Princeton High School Tracy Daniels Checkmark
Sinclair College Jessica Minor Checkmark
Springfield High School Arlon Nash Checkmark
Sycamore High School Nicole Price Checkmark
NEW Twinsburg High School Kelly Looymans Checkmark
William Manson High School Christie Loucks Checkmark

Oklahoma

  Sponsor Active

Oregon

  Sponsor Active
Central Catholic High School AnnMarie Eagle Checkmark
North Eugene High School Kelley Coplin Checkmark

Pennsylvania

  Sponsor Active
Parkland High School Jill Fuller Checkmark
Saint Francis University Gale Dearmin Checkmark

Rhode Island

  Sponsor Active

South Carolina

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Clemson University William "Bo" Clements Checkmark

South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Canyon High School Traci Prather Checkmark
Cedar Ridge High School Alyssa Dotson Checkmark
NEW Clear Lake High School Rachel Cook-Boyce Checkmark
Clear Springs High School Jenifer Pickett Checkmark
Colleyville Heritage High School Tamara Trice Checkmark
Cypress Ridge High School Erica Hidalgo Checkmark
Denton High School Jamie Covey Checkmark
Flour Bluff High School Renee Gongora Checkmark
Flower Mound High School Sandra Atchley Checkmark
Fort Bend Christian Academy Tony Slate Checkmark
Foster High School Jennifer Nowak Checkmark
Fulshear High School Jennifer Nowak Checkmark
Granbury High School Elizabeth Robblee Checkmark
Jasper High School Rebecca Mallory Checkmark
John Marshall High School Cristina Loyd Checkmark
Kingwood High School Amber Krugman Checkmark
Lakeland High School Chelsea Day Checkmark
Leander High School Stacy A Butler Checkmark
Lovejoy High School Edward Bart Checkmark
Marcus High School Amy England Checkmark
McLennan Community College Diane Boles Checkmark
Morton High School Nancy Piper Checkmark
Northwest High School Carol Meyer Checkmark
Nyos Charter School Tracy McCameron Checkmark
Obra D. Tompkins High School Amber Warren Checkmark
Plano West High School Brendon Feagans Checkmark
Prosper High School Christi Wahnschaffe Checkmark
Richard King High School Michelle Rodriguez Checkmark
Ridge Point High School Roxann Barrera-Coffman Checkmark
NEW Rouse High School Jennifer Greenstreet Checkmark
San Antonio College Darin Dobson Checkmark
Sherman High School Pamela Clabaugh Checkmark
South Texas College Melissa Ibanez Checkmark
Sterling High School Terri Britten Checkmark
Taylor High School Brandy McCabe Checkmark
Tuloso Midway High School Stephanie Ochoa Checkmark
University of Houston Terrell Brittain Checkmark
Vista Ridge High School Tricia Walker Checkmark
Texas High School Britni Huggins Checkmark

Utah

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Fremont High School Amy Walker Checkmark

Vermont

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Virginia

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 H-B Woodlawn High School Shanna Sorrells Checkmark
Heritage High School Kerri Coy Checkmark
Ocean Lakes High School Lynn Steinberg Checkmark
NEW Rock Ridge High School Elizabeth Bush Checkmark
Tuscarora High School Gabriel Love Checkmark
Washington Liberty High School Michelle Letts Checkmark
Westfield High School Brittany Burke Checkmark

Washington

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Capital High School Elianne Fisher Checkmark
Catholic High School Lisa Holmberg Checkmark
Eastlake High School Diane Jackstadt Checkmark
Franklin Pierce Washington High School K. Solomon Checkmark
Issaquah High School Paige Friedli Checkmark
Juanita High School Toby Welch Checkmark
Kennedy High School Lisa Holmberg Checkmark
Lake Washington High School Cathleen Squire Checkmark
Mountlake Terrace High School Nat Wilson Checkmark
North Thurston High School Sharon Gilmore Checkmark
Olympia High School Kimberly Crites Checkmark
Quincy High School Amanda Doncaster Checkmark
Redmond High School Jessica Cooper Checkmark
NEW Skyview High School Steve Poston Checkmark
Tyee High School Joani Bishop Checkmark
University of Washington Kristi Winter Checkmark
W.F. West High School Kim Hollister Checkmark
Washington High School Chad. A. Henry M.Ed Checkmark
Moses Lake High School Kristi Couch Checkmark
Kennewick High School Cindy Anderson Checkmark

West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming

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Kelly Walsh High School Maria Paris Checkmark

Canada: Province of Alberta

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Canada: Province of Ontario

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