Carla Darunday

Carla D.

Sugar Land, TX
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About

Carla delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 12+

Teaching since:
1998

I have been signing since 1998, spending every chance I can among my Deaf friends and immersing myself in the language as often as possible. I received my BA in Music with a certification to teach at Lubbock Christian University in 1998. Later I attended the Interpreter Certification program at Burlington County College in New Jersey from 2009-2011, and during that time took a summer course at Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington DC. Then in 2014 I received my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University. I have been teaching ASL at the high school level since 2011. I am also one of the interpreters for the Deaf at my church in Fort Bend County, TX, outside of Houston, where I am a member and actively involved in the Deaf Ministry.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you have. I'm happy to get back with you, and I look forward to teaching you!

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Experience

ASL Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Private Preparatory Academy

Elementary ASL and Language Wheel teacher
High School ASL teacher

ASL Teacher
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Fort Bend Christian Academy

High School ASL Teacher

Elementary Music Teacher
Aug 1998 - May 2001
Westbury Christian School

Education

MEd Instructional Technology
Aug 2012 - Jul 2014
Houston Baptist University
Interpreter Training Program
Jun 2009 - May 2011
Burlington County College
BA Music Education
Aug 1993 - May 1998
Lubbock Christian University

Languages

American Sign Language
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certification to Teach All-Levels
May 1998
Texas Education Authority

Photos & Videos

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24 Reviews

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Denise Bauserman Jun 30, 2017
American Sign Language · In home

Carla is a great teacher! I have learned a lot already.

Adriana L. Jun 15, 2017
Microsoft Word · Online

she is a great teacher

Shawnna Jun 6, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Carla is an amazing instructor. She takes her time to make sure you are understanding the lesson. She is by far the best ASL instructor I have had!!!

Madison Jun 6, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Carla is great! She is very patient and she knows everything there is to know in ASL. She goes at your pace whether you're a slow learner or a fast learner. She has lessons planned out depending on if you're a beginner or more advanced. For example, she would teach colors or animals and then we would have a conversation in ASL about what we just learned and she would help me on any words I don't remember. She doesn't mind repeating herself either if she needs to. She is definitely the teacher/tutor you want!

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Scotty M Jun 5, 2017
American Sign Language · In home

Carla is very knowledgeable and thorough in her teaching skills. You immediately get the feeling that she loves what she is doing and takes the time to ensure that her students fully understand what they have been taught. She is very patient and she is flexible to accommodate any schedule.

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Gina G. Jan 26, 2017
Sign Language · In home

Carla is the best! She's knowledgable, enthusiastic and easy to work with. My first lesson exceeded my expectations. Can't wait for my second lesson!

Venessa L. Nov 27, 2016
American Sign Language · In studio

Carla is an excellent ASL instructor. She is very patient. Each session was filled with one-to-one exercises to help me increase my ASL vocabulary. Carla has a personality that invites questions in a supportive manner. I truly enjoyed all my training sessions.

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Sam Nov 20, 2016
· In home

Amazing! Carla rocks! We love her!

Lisa Oct 21, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

Knows her ASL and Grammar ! Always learning better ways to sign each lesson!

Antonio Aug 13, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

Awesome teacher who cares about everyone she meets!

Kayla Beth R. Jul 27, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

LOVE Carla! She is the epitome of excellence in education. Anyone who wants to learn ASL or just grow personally (and spiritually!) should sign up for ASL lessons with Carla. She sets the standard for education and is honestly-a blessing.

Kayla Beth R. Jul 27, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

Love Carla!!! She is the best teacher ever!! Anyone wanting sign language lessons should go through Carla! She sets the standard for excellence!

Daniela C. Jul 20, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

Great teacher! Patient, intelligent and adapts to your pace! Can't wait to have more lessons with her!

April C. Jul 15, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

Awesome!

Carol Jul 2, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

I had a great first lesson! Carla individualized the signs for my needs. I had a great time and learned a lot!

McKenzie Jun 20, 2016
Sign Language · In studio

We had a great lesson. I really enjoyed myself. We learned a lot in our first lesson.

Kerry May 22, 2016
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Very knowledgable and personable

Michael May 13, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

Carla was easy going, personable, kind and worked at my pace! I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn American Sign Language!

Donna May 11, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

I am thrilled to have Carla as my sign language teacher! She is so knowledgeable, yet makes learning the signs easy with a clear, effective teaching style. I can't wait until my next lesson!

Cindy May 10, 2016
American Sign Language · In home

Carla is the smartest, sweetest, most patient person I know. She has a deep understanding of human nature and leaning styles of different people. She has a great personality and is a super teacher. She knows how to get her point across and will spend a lot of time learning the best way to teach each individual student. She really cares about all of her students!

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Terrell May 10, 2016
American Sign Language · In studio

I am learning American Sign Language in a non-traditional setting, and Carla is one of my teachers. She is patient, kind, helpful and has NEVER laughed at my not knowing a word or phrase. She has explained things to me in ways that I can understand. She helps me realize I am making progress and celebrates my victories with me. I appreciate her talent for teaching and for her help in educating me in American Sign Language.

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Kerry May 5, 2016
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Very knowledgable and personable

Denise May 4, 2016
American Sign Language · In studio

I have witnessed Carla teaching ASL to middle school students. She is a very effective teacher. She is very interactive with her students. Her lessons are purposeful and have meaning to her students. She makes good use of several learning methods to reach all styles of learners in her classroom. I would recommend Carla for teaching ASL in any school.

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James May 4, 2016
American Sign Language · In home

Carla is very knowledgeable and has excellent communication skills, my two girls thoroughly enjoyed there time learning a new language skill. I appreciated the convenience of the in-home lessons.

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