Mrs. Laurie Johnson To All Instructors
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and came to Minnesota to attend North Central University. Shortly after graduating from NCU in 1988, I married a native Minnesotan and now call Minnesota my home. My husband and I have been married for 23 years. We have a daughter, who is a Freshman at NCU majoring in ASL Interpreting and Elementary Education, and a son who is a junior in high school.
I graduated from North Central University in 1988 with a B.A. in Pastoral Studies and a minor in Deaf Culture Ministries, Summa Cum Laude. I stayed at NCU for two years to work in the Deaf Culture Ministries office and completed my B.A. in Deaf Culture Ministries. I continued taking interpreting course at local colleges and in 1997 I obtained my certification as an ASL Interpreter.
In 1988 I began my interpreting career, interpreting at my home church in Bloomington, and shortly after accepting positions as an interpreter at Intermediate School District 287 and the University of Minnesota. Since 1997 I have been self-employed as a free-lance ASL interpreter.
I have taught ASL as a substitute in several home school coops and have also individually taught students learning ASL. I also have enjoyed interpreting for many Christian events over the years such as Women of Faith; the Billy Graham Crusade and Luis Palau Festival, at which I was also the ASL Interpreter Coordinator for both events.
In my free time enjoy watching both my children play high school and collegiate sports, scrapbooking and taking Kay Arthur Bible studies.
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