Summer Classes Are In Full Swing at the Signing Time Academy!

It’s summer! Are you looking for fun and educational activities that you and your kids can enjoy together? Take a Signing Time class with a Certified Signing Time Instructor! Join families in your community to learn ASL signs through songs, games, and engaging activities. In no time at all, you’ll be laughing, learning and signing with your children. Classes are filling fast, so contact your Signing Time Instructor today at

Are you an early childhood educator or a parent who is home schooling? Research shows that using sign language in the classroom offers many educational benefits to children, starting as early as 3 months of age! Using ASL signs helps boost learning and fun while decreasing frustration in your classroom. Learn how you can quickly and easily incorporate signing into your existing curriculum by contacting your local Signing Time Instructor today at!

Academy Update

The Signing Time Academy has almost 250 instructors, but we aren’t stopping there!  We are searching for individuals with a desire to teach and share the Signing Time message and programs with families in their own communities.  The requests for classes are coming in daily and we want to meet the needs of everyone that wants to take a class.  Take a few moments and visit the web site and review the requirements to become an Academy Instructor.  If you don’t have any ASL training, we will direct you to excellent online training to get you started.

DON’T WAIT!  Come discover how much fun it can be to lead Signing Time and Baby Signing Time classes with children and families in your area.  If you have questions about becoming an Academy Instructor, simply contact one of our supportive Associate Directors below:

Carissa MartosNorthwest Region: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and South Korea.

Christine Fitzgerald Pacific Region: Northern California, Alaska, Hawaii.

Kyle StielowMidwest Region: Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona.

Kimberly SchaeferCentral Region: Missouri, Texas, Tennessee.

Ronai Brumett – Upper Midwest Region: Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin.

Kimberly Fries Southeast Region: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina.

Jennifer Lloyd – Central Atlantic Region: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia.

Kate Sutherland – Atlantic Northeast Region: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Germany.

Ashlea WeberCanadian and Upper Atlantic Region: Canada, New York, Maine.

Lonna LeghartSouthwest Region: Southern California, Nevada, Utah.

Instructor of the Month

Beginning in September, we will be announcing the Instructor of the Month!  These instructors uphold the mission of the ST Academy through a strong commitment to teaching and service to their communities.  Watch for this announcement and see if the Instructor of the Month is from your community.

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