Maribeth McGowan
Laveen, AZ
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Maribeth McGowan

Maribeth M.

Laveen, AZ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I became an American Sign Language interpreter 39 years ago in the Phoenix area. I have interpreted births, college classes, medical appointments, arrests and interrogations, courtroom trials, psychological assessments, employment-related appointments, behavioral health treatment, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and more. I taught American Sign Language and other related courses at Phoenix College in their Interpreter Training Program. I've been an interpreter coordinator, and interpreted video relay for 10 years.

About Maribeth M.

American Sign Language is not universal; each country has its own! It's a beautiful language you can practice with native users right here at home, and you never know when you will meet a Deaf person! I teach beginners to advanced interpreting students. I work especially well with beginners, interpreting students, Deaf students, and those with a disability. My son has autism, and I frequently work with students with special needs.I've interpreted for 39 years, I have taught in a community college interpreter training program, and I currently mentor interpreting majors. I look forward to hearing from you! Let's get you signing today!


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Maribeth is a great ASL teacher. She is skilled and always prepared. She brings enthusiasm to her lessons and is a joy to work with. She also takes great notes about what you are learning and quickly forwards them to you after the class. I have had other ASL teachers in the past. Maribeth is by far the best !

Posted Jul 21, 2020
Brenda M.
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Maribeth taught me ASL, and she helped me zero in on my weaknesses and build them up into strengths! She helped me improve my receptive skills so that I’m no longer intimidated by fingerspelling! A+ teacher!

Posted Jun 20, 2020

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Freelance Sign Language Interpreter
Feb 2016 - Present


I interpreted phone calls and onsite for over thirty years in everything from kindergarten to college, birth to death. I've enjoyed teaching and mentoring off and on since 1990.


AAS in American Sign Language Interpreting and Education
Jan 2004 - Jun 2006

Columbus State Community College


English, American Sign Language and am learning Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration
Jun 2005

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

I also have my Arizona State Interpreter's General Licensure


Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Jun 2006

Columbus State Community College


Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Feb 2006
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct.

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