About the Instructor
Lisa Blumenthal, M.Ed, a certified special educator from Gallaudet University and fluent in American Sign Language, spent the last 7 years working in the Deaf community and teaching American Sign Language. Lisa has extensive training and experience educating both children and adults. As a way of opening the doors of communication to a broader population, Lisa has become passionate about the progressive use of sign language for hearing children with vocal language barriers. Lisa’s initial work with these children and their families has shown unequivocal success and potential.
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC 1999-01
Major: Deaf Education
Kappa Delta Pi, Presidential Scholar
Washington University, St. Louis, MO 1994-98
Majors: Elementary Education/English Literature
Categorical Special Education, Grade Level K-12
PC1 Elementary Education, Grade Level 1-6
Sign Language Interpreter, Sign Language Associates, Inc. 2008-present
Freelance Interpreter in diverse settings.
Baby Sign Language Instructor, Tiny Fingers 2006-present
Introduce sign language for use with hearing babies.
Deaf Educator/Case Manager, Deaf Addiction Services At Maryland 2001-2008
Instruct Deaf adults in areas of literacy and functional living.
Provide integral component for individuals in Substance Abuse treatment.
Enhance programmatic success through State-wide outreach.
American Sign Language Teachers Association
National Association of Special Education Teachers
Maryland Association of the Deaf