Category Archives: American Sign Language

Welcome Ms. Audra Sterrett!

WLR is pleased to welcome Audra Sterrett to our program!

Audra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and has been credentialed to teach Audra-picin California public schools. In addition, Audra has been homeschooling her own children for seven years.

Learning Spanish in high school piqued Audra’s interest in different languages. She subsequently studied French, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) while earning her degree at U.C. Santa Barbara. When Audra learned that her sister was teaching her nephew to sign before he could speak, she realized that ASL would be helpful with young children. As a public school kindergarten teacher, Audra used sign language and other movement as a way to engage her students. ASL helped them actively engage in the learning process and improved their memory. Audra also used ASL to communicate with her own children before they could speak.

Audra has taught ASL classes to parents and toddlers through Mother’s Support Network, “1st 5 Sacramento,” and to children of all ages through the University of California’s 4-H Youth Development program.

Audra will be teaching ASL at WLR on Thursdays this Fall. Check the Class Descriptions page and the Thursday Class Schedule for more information.

Read more about WLR’s highly qualified teachers here.