Teacher of 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades
Washington School for the Deaf
Northrop Room 102
Hello and welcome to my webpage!
My name is Stephanie Alves de Lima. I currently teach Reading, Writing and ASL to 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders in the Elementary Department at WSD. I grew up in the Windy City also known as Chicago and I have had the good fortune to live and teach on both coasts of the US. After I received my M.A. in Deaf Education from New York University, I continued to do post graduate work at Columbia University and Gallaudet. I have taught Elementary aged students in New York and Oregon. I was an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY and I taught composition classes to Deaf adults at Laguardia Community College in Queens, NY. My bilingual family communicates in ASL, English and some Portuguese. We moved to the Northwest where conditions for windsurfing are the best in the world. I also enjoy paddle boarding on calmer waters.
I am team teaching with Taylor Seidel this year. We use topics taught in Taylor’s Science and Social Studies classes to plan literacy assignments in my classes. Our collaboration allows us to glean subjects for information writing and reading in order to support a strong emphasis on literacy and language use skills. Our bilingual environment cultivates both social and academic language development for our students.
To view out schedule, click on the class schedule link shown below. It gives you a glimpse of how students participate in reading lessons with guidance, independent reading sessions using the Accelerated Reading program (AR), reading conferences and enjoy a story read in ASL. Students write everyday during Writer’s Workshop. Like reading conferences, writing conferences are essential to track students’ progress and guide them throughout the school year.