At the American Sign Language Honor Society, we are fortunate to have a network of committed and skilled committees working diligently to serve our community. We invite you to meet our dedicated committee members who contribute their expertise and passion to our society's endeavors.
Meet Jessica Parker! Jessica is a CODA with 20 years of ASL teaching experience in grades K-12. She is a Principal for Family Partnership Charter School in Anchorage, Alaska, while also developing and teaching ASL classes online. She has a passion for creating an L1 curriculum for Deaf students and developing ASL Concepts. During her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors-going camping, cycling, & fishing, bringing her husky along. She is married with 3 children and stays very active by enjoying Alaska's great outdoors!
Celebrity crush: Nick Cage. Favorite Food: Wine. Best Memory: Dipnetting the Kenai River when the fish are running.
Meet Stephanie Proctor! This is her second year joining the ASLHS board as a membership coordinator. She is Deaf. She currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband, who is also deaf and is an engineering wizard, and a daughter who is KODA, who loves to spark the world. She graduated from Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Go Dragons! She graduated with a Master's in Deaf Education. She has over ten years of deaf education teaching and is now teaching college-level ASL at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). She is currently working on her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and hopes to elevate the awareness and needs for American Sign Language (ASL) in higher education administration and leadership. During her free time, she spends time with her family and friends and likes to explore nature in the State of Tennessee. She learns every day about the state itself. She is a beach bum and always tries to find time to visit her home state, Florida. In addition, she is a busy super mom attending her daughter's dance and gymnastic classes and supporting other mothers. Her favorite celebrity is Paul Walker. She said, "If I was in another lifetime, I would be a car racer." Her favorite food and drink are to order is pepperoni pizza and wine so she can stay in her cozy backyard to unwind with friends and family. That is her favorite thing to do on Fridays!
Meet Sabrina Boyer! This is her second year joining the ASLHS board as a competition coordinator. Born in Brazil, Sabrina first got involved with the Deaf community while she was working towards her undergraduate in social work. She worked as a Brazilian Sign Language interpreter for five years, and acquired a Master's degree in Social Work. Upon moving to America, she got two degrees from San Diego Mesa College in ASL studies and ASL/English Interpretation, and holds a Master's in Teaching American Sign Language from the University of Northern Colorado. She is an ASLTA certified teacher, and has been teaching ASL for the past seven years in private high schools.
Favorite food: Her mom's Cozido (beef stew with vegetables) Favorite hobby: Singing (she was a lead singer in band Brazil, in her "previous life")
Meet Laura Miller! This is her second year joining the ASLHS board as a scholarship coordinator. Born in sunny Florida, and living in Alaska, Laura Beth comes with over 20 years of experience in the interpreting profession, as well as teaching ASL to grades 3 through 12 and at the university level as well. Laura will begin teaching ASL to high school students in the fall of 2022-23 school year. During her free time, Laura Beth enjoys walking, cycling, fishing, gardening, and snuggling up to a good book.
Meet Melissa Ibanez! This is her fifth year joining the ASLHS board as a Graduation Shipment Coordinator. She is Deaf. 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. She 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.
Meet Devin Lathus! This is her fifth year joining the ASLHS board as a public relations coordinator. She is Deaf. Born and raised in North Carolina and currently lives in New York. 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 the University of Northern Colorado. She is currently teaching K-12 at Westlake High School in Mount Pleasant, NY. Go Wildcats! She enjoys traveling, spending quality time with her family and friends and decorate her home.