Angela Ashworth, Guest Instructor
Angela graduated from the University of Florida with her B.A. in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Language Pathology & Audiology). While at UF, Angela was a member of the Signing Gators Club and volunteered countless hours working with deaf, hard of hearing and special needs children and adults. She also took ASL I, II, III, and IV while in college as well as several classes after graduation. Angela is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and holds a proficiency rating of Advanced Plus on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview Rating Scale (SLPI), which is a scale for rating sign language communication skills that is based on highly skilled, knowledgeable native-like signers.
In 2006, Angela moved to Georgia and began working at The Georgia School for the Deaf, GSD. She worked at GSD from 2007 to 2017 and held many positions there including Accountant, Assistant to the Principal, Office Manager, Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathologist Aide, ASL Interpreter and Fund Raising Coordinator. She helped to establish the Athletic Booster Club and the Mascot program as well. She also had the unique opportunity to attend an intense ASL Immersion Course at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC., the world’s only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students.
Angela currently teachers ASL classes both online and in person. She is a contracted teacher for several charter and home schools in the USA and teaches ASL to students working on obtaining their foreign language requirements. She is an active volunteer at local schools, daycare centers, senior centers and community theaters, teaching ASL and deaf awareness and acceptance, as well as signs, to incorporate into theatrical performances to students, teachers and members of the community. Angela also is a technical advisor and ASL tutor for independent entertainment companies and works closely with actors and musicians to learn and correctly sign their lines in ASL for both on screen and live performances. For the past 17 years, Angela has offered private tutoring to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals in both English and ASL. Angela is the founder and C.E.O. of both I Love Learning ASL and Crest Pointe Entertainment Group, LLC. which specializes in the booking, management and promotions of live music.
Angela resides in Villa Rica, GA with her husband, and together they are the real life "Brady Bunch," having six children between the two of them. We are excited to welcome Angela to our team of instructors this session to teach sign language for the Clauses.
Based out of the metro-Atlanta, Georgia area, the Northern Lights Santa Academy is the largest Santa school in the Southeastern United States, serving Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses and Santa's Helpers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as throughout the country. For more information about our Santa school, please contact us.
Northern Lights Santa Academy
PO Box 29160
Atlanta, GA 30359