Beginning ASL is a 10 week class teaching beginning American Sign Language concepts, grammar, and vocabulary. This class is designed for mature teens and adults, and is an excellent introduction to the ASL community with potential to increase awareness, access, and inclusion.
WHERE: Children’s Museum of Montana, 22 Railroad Square, Great Falls, MT
WHEN: Every Saturday at 10:00 AM, March 7 – May 16, 2020
The cost to attend the 10 week class is $50 per person. The class is limited to 20 students.
Amee Sevrie is a Deaf teacher with a Master’s Degree in Deaf Studies from Gallaudet University and a Master’s Degree in Teaching American Sign Language from University of Northern Colorado. She has extensive experience working with students of all backgrounds, ranging from hearing adults to Deaf elementary and high school students. Her passion is teaching ASL and spreading awareness about the ASL community. She is currently a stay at home mom of two littles, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading and outdoor activities.
Dorri Holzheimer is a Montana native and an alumna of Montana School for the Deaf & the Blind and Great Falls High School. She currently works as a Deaf Mentor and Sign Language instructor. Dorri’s lifetime experiences as a Deaf individual greatly influence her passions to raise awareness in different issues, such as inclusion within families and communities, the prevention of language deprivation in early childhood for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, implementing justice and equality in place of daily oppression for marginalized people groups, and advocacy for the rights of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
Additionally, Dorri is a Conservatory ASL Northwest board member, an active volunteer, an awesome mom to two sons, and a faithful friend to many. Dorri is an outdoor enthusiast who deeply appreciates nature and all things beautiful. She has an amicable zest for life.