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Ms. Kelsey Bjorkman To All Instructors

I was born in Washington State but have called Minnesota home since 1998. My interest in American Sign Language (ASL) began during my senior year of high school when a Deaf mother offered an ASL class at my homeschool co-op. Upon taking the class, I found a deep passion and love for the language, culture, and people of the Deaf community. I began researching career opportunities within the Deaf community and came across the idea of ASL interpreting. I began attending North Central University in Minneapolis and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Culture Studies as well as a TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).

Immediately after graduation I was hired as a part-time teacher by the Minnesota chapter of Communication Services for the Deaf as part of their Adult Education program. Since the spring of 2012 I have been teaching English to Deaf immigrant adults in the Twin Cities area. I have also been teaching American Sign Language to homeschool students at various co-ops and locations since 2013. In the fall of 2014 I began classes at the University of Minnesota to receive my Masters and Teaching License in Adult Education.

When not working on lesson plans or teaching, I am usually running and cycling around my current hometown of St. Anthony Village. I also enjoy sewing, quilting, photography, and piano. I am excited to have joined the team of teachers at the WEST co-op! Having been homeschooled my entire life I am delighted at the prospect of investing in the next generation of students.

Feel free to contact me with questions you may have.

Voice/Text: 651-347-0467                                                                             Email: [email protected] 

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