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Andrea Wiersma - Deaf Ed Teacher

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"I love you" hands

I am the teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Holland High School. I am also the teacher for American Sign Language 1 and American Sign Language 2. I have a BA from Bowling Green State University as an Intervention Specialist for the Hearing Impaired and a MA from Grand Valley State University in Learning Disabilities.  I LOVE my job as both a ASL teacher and a Deaf/HoH teacher. I work hard to educate, challenge, inspire my students to do their personal best.  You are welcome to visit our classroom or contact me via e-mail.



Our ASL Club received the 2007 Youth Social Justice Award from the City of Holland Human Relations Commission. Click on the slideshow to see pictures from the ceremony. ASL Club Award


Deaf Ed Trips

 Deaf Ed to New York City (2007)

Washington D.C. 2005 (Quicktime movie)

Washington D.C. 2005 (Off site-bigger picture)

ASL dictionaries on-line, or sign vocabularies

Science and Math signs
ASL Browser
Fingerspelling practice

Interpreter Web Sites


Deaf Organizations

NAD-National Association of the Deaf

Other sites that might be of interest

The Deaf Resource Library
How to Understand and Relate to Deaf People
Gallaudet University
Deaf culture
NTID-National Technical Institute for the Deaf
D-Pan Deaf Professional Arts Network

Language trademarks: beginner guide to ASL
Click here for Infinite Campus Parent Portal

ASL Classes

Here are some poems about being deaf that one of the students in my ASL class wrote.

Class Projects

Our class research project for the 2nd trimester of 2007-2008 was to learn the different aspects of deafness. Click here to see our Power Point Presentation