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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 year 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

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.


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 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

  Sponsor Active
NEW! Vestavia Hills High School Carole Heartsill Murray Checkmark

Alaska

Arizona

  Sponsor Active

Phoenix College

Serena Stone

Checkmark

Arkansas

California

  Sponsor Active
Bonita High School Natalie Cooney Checkmark
Cathedral Catholic High School Amber Elliott Checkmark
Mater Dei High School Jennifer Battaglia Checkmark
Segerstrom High School Cynthia Kaniski Checkmark

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

  Sponsor Active
Delaware School for the Deaf Christine Sharkey Checkmark

Florida

  Sponsor Active
Duncan Fletcher High School Lauren Katz Checkmark
University of Florida - Gainesville Stephen Hardy Checkmark

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

  Sponsor Active
NEW! Goshen College Amanda Flickinger Checkmark
Indiana University Laura Smith Checkmark
Purdue University Indianapolis Laura Smith Checkmark
Vincennes University Cynthia Sanders Checkmark

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

  Sponsor Active
Great Mills High School Meg Vickers Checkmark

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

  Sponsor Active
Central Lakes College Tanya Hoting Mrazek Checkmark
St. Catherine University Elizabeth Siebert Checkmark

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

  Sponsor Active
East Meadow High School Lauren Beygelman Checkmark

North Carolina

  Sponsor Active
Piedmont International University Kent Oviatt Checkmark

North Dakota

Ohio

  Sponsor Active
Independence High School Margaret Popa Checkmark
Oak Hills High School Susan Dochterman Checkmark
Sinclair College Jessica Minor Checkmark

Oklahoma

Oregon

  Sponsor Active
North Eugene High School Kelley Coplin Checkmark

Pennsylvania

  Sponsor Active
Parkland High School Jill Fuller Checkmark

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

  Sponsor Active
Foster High School Jennifer Nowak Checkmark
Lakeland High School Chelsea Day Checkmark
McClennan High School Diane Boles Checkmark
Prosper High School Christi Wahnschaffe Checkmark
NEW! Ridge Point High School Roxann Barrera-Coffman Checkmark
San Antonio College Darin Dobson Checkmark
Sterling High School Terri Britten Checkmark
University of Houston Terrell Brittain Checkmark

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

  Sponsor Active
Ocean Lakes High School Lynn Steinberg Checkmark
Woodlawn High School Shanna Sorrells Checkmark

Washington

  Sponsor Active
Juanita High School Toby Welch Checkmark

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Canada: Province of Alberta

  Sponsor Active
Alberta School for the Deaf    

Canada: Province of Ontario

  Sponsor Active
Carleton University