dan castle

dan C.

Laguna Woods, CA
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dan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 1975

I love teaching ASL so much for it is my passion. I am a fun ASL teacher and you will love how fast you learn ASL. Sign up now. You can find my youtube videos online. My background includes having deaf parents and daughters that are deaf so I have been using ASL all of my life as it's my first language and I am a CODA (child of deaf parents). I have taught k-12 deaf students for over 30 years. My favorite subject is teaching American Sign Language (all levels) and interpreting which I taught at the local college for over 20 years. I have lifetime teaching credentials for k-12 and community college. Presently, I interpret for the deaf free-lance. I have taught over 3000 students over my many years of teaching, it is my love.

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Interpreter for the Deaf
Sep 1972 - Present

Having Deaf parents, I have been a freelance interpreter for most of my life. I currently interpret meetings, medical, and various other interpreting settings.

Teacher of the Deaf
Sep 1975 - Jul 2012

I have taught the deaf using my native language ASL for over 30 years.

ASL Instructor
Jan 1976 - Jun 1999
RCC and Mt. SAC

I taught all levels of American Sign Language at these two community colleges for over 20 years, using the latest techniques and lessons that included humor.


M.A. in Deaf Education
Jun 1970 - Aug 1975


American Sign Language
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teacher, K-12 for life, state of California
Sep 1980
California Teacher Licensing

Community College Instructor Credential for Life
Sep 1980
California Teacher Licensing


Teacher of the Year
May 1983
State of California, Dept. of Education


National Education Association
Sep 1975

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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Photos & Videos


My daughter, dad and myself.


3 Reviews

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Beth F. Jun 19, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

A great instructor! Very patient and encouraging, and a great resource for real-world knowledge and experience. Very valuable insight, analogies, and guidance. Would definitely recommend!

Gina Feb 5, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Dan is great! He made me comfortable in learning something that is so foreign to me. I look forward to my next lesson with Dan!

Charlie B. Jul 11, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

Dan was extremely helpful and experienced! He had prepared beforehand and gave me great ideas for my sign language presentation for next week. I learned new vocabulary words and he helped me with ASL interpretation! I am grateful!

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