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Shawn works as a Deaf interpreter for us in addition to ASL and Deaf Culture classes for our clients. His engaging spirit and energy are popular with all those who have taken his classes. He’s available for one on one instruction as well as any size group. Shawn focuses on every day language in the work setting that can help hearing co-workers connect with their Deaf colleagues. He can custom design class content to fit your needs and inspire you to incorporate ASL into your everyday life.
Jules has taught community (American Sign Language, Deaf Culture and Deaf History) classes in St. Croix Valley and the Twin Cities since 2008. She comes to us after having taught classes in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Miami and upstate New York since 1982. Her classes have been engaged by corporations, community groups and Deaf social services organizations. She also provides mentoring services for sign language and interpreting students. She is currently teaching the first American Sign Language class at Concordia Academy this Fall!
We are excited to welcome our newest ASL/Deaf Culture teacher to our team. Leigh comes to us from having taught ASL at Kent State Univeristy after graduating from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio and has taught in the Indianapolis area as well. Her positive attitude and energy are contagious. She is already making a splash with a client of ours during her first assignment with us. We are certain she’ll be a success wherever we send her.
Hello! I grew up in St. Cloud until the 8th grade and then I transferred to Faribault and attended the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. I graduated from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. with BA degree in Educational Drama. I have taught ASL at Bemidji State University and have been a guest speaker at numerous high school ASL classes in the state. I’m passionate about teaching ASL classes (beginning to advance levels), deaf studies, deaf culture and deaf history classes. I’m a jack of all trades – but not fixing cars! Lol. I love to read, camp, cook, travel and theater – both as an actor or audience member. I’m excited to have joined the Middle English Interpreting team and enjoy the ASL and deaf culture class I’m currently teaching!
Some of you may know her as Sara Andreas, some others may know her as Sara Rheault but her current nom de plume is Sara Kreiling. Nevertheless, she carries the same credentials gained through an ever-lengthening career in the Deaf and Deafblind world. Sara became a Deaf Interpreter with the Deafblind before moving to the Twin Cities in 1989 to work at FIND, Inc. (the precursor to DBSM). She has worked as a Deaf Interpreter for the Highly Visual ASL and the Deafblind, has served as a consultant to MDBA, SSB and DBSM and has taught ASL at the University of MN, Roosevelt HIgh School and in community education classes. Sara has tutored Deaf adults in English, taught tactile ASL to Deafblind adults and worked as a job coach for Career Ventures Inc. Sara continues to work at People Incorporated as a Program Supervisor for two programs serving Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind adults with mental health challenges. She enjoys applying her creativity and practical sense wherever she works. In what little spare time she has, she enjoys quilting and hanging out with her two quickly-growing children and two Siberian Forest Cats.