ASL Specialist

ASL Specialist: Stephanie Kesterke

ASL Specialist Role:

  • Evaluation Report: (initial & Triennial) for PreK-12th grade.  Work closely with SLP’s to provide global language assessment
  • ASL tests: New students’ intake, elementary P-levels, ASL Receptive Test (ASLRST) & VSCL
  • Support teachers with IEP goals
  • Coordinate: ASL Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) committee, ASL PD’s (with Bilingual Director) includes ASL linguistics training, Deaf Awareness Week (DAW), Statewide ASL Poetry Competition (Flying Hands)
  • Consult & support teacher including: secondary ASL teacher, student observations (for students’ teachers have concerns about), support teachers with tests 
  • Attend to ASLRT, ASLTA & any conference related to ASL/Deaf Studies
  • Support Birth to 3 playgroup
  • Continue to develop ASL Framework (school-wide curriculum & assessments)
  • Teach Deaf Studies (new)

ASL Specialist Assistant: Shayne Blaylock

Hello! I am very fortunate to be working closely with WSD students this year as an American Sign Language Specialist Assistant. I will be working with students in their classroom utilizing ASL resources to improve their skills to be successful bilingual individuals. We will begin by learning the techniques and grammar structure of ASL itself. Students will also have the opportunity to participle in group activities geared towards building their ASL competency every other day.