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February 2019-Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Weiss

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February 2019-Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Weiss

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Shaelyn Drost, Managing Editor

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Ms. Weiss is one of the three American Sign Language teachers at Wellington High School. After attending Gallaudet University for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, she returned to her alma mater to teach the students of WHS about sign language and Deaf culture. The Wave had the opportunity to speak with her and reflect upon her past years as an ASL teacher.

 

The Wave: Do you have a favorite memory of any one of your students?

Weiss: My favorite memory is doing the ASL shows with the students. Every year, the ASL program puts on a show and these students commit to the blood, sweat, and tears into making sure the show is absolutely amazing. The memories that happen each year truly touches my heart. At the end of our 1.5 month long rehearsal, it’s all worth it at the end and seeing their smiles is everything!

…it’s all worth it at the end and seeing their smiles is everything!


Mrs. Unser, another ASL teacher, was your teacher when you attended WHS. How does it feel to teach alongside her?

W: Yes, Mrs. Unser was my ASL teacher for all 4 years when I was in high school. She’s such an inspiration and positive impact. Without her, I wouldn’t have found my Deaf identity nor went to Gallaudet University nor would I have been here today teaching alongside her and Mrs. DelPlato doing what I’m most passionate about. As a student and teacher, I still look up to Mrs. Unser as a huge role model in my life. Let’s just say it’s crazy how time flies and it’s an honor to work with her. Mrs. Unser and Mrs. DelPlato gave me this amazing opportunity because they believed in me and I couldn’t be more grateful for them.

 



How do you feel being voted this month’s spotlighted teacher?

W: It’s truly an honor to be voted this month’s spotlighted teacher. The students did this, not me. I truly love my job and want to make the best out of the students’ learning experience!

 

I truly love my job and want to make the best out of the students’ learning experience!


What is something you hope to leave with your students?

W: Something I hope to leave with my students is being a positive role model. Not only do I teach the beauty of American Sign Language to my students and hope they are able to utilize their signing skills when socializing with a Deaf person, but I also provide them with real-life experiences that I went through in my life and that I’m human just like them, not just a “teacher”. I truly care for all of my students and wish them the best of luck in their journey in life!

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