Michele Poteet

Michele P.

Mukilteo, WA

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Michele delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello everyone, my name is Michele and I am new to the Seattle area from Tri Cities, WA. I enjoy being outside, hiking trails, visiting the beach, and traveling with my dog. I also love watching baseball, going snowboarding and scuba diving!

I have a Masters in Teaching ASL through the University of Northern Colorado and have helped many individuals and families learn ASL on many different levels based on their goals for the language. I look forward to helping you in your ASL journey!


ASL Interpreter
Aug 2018 - Present
Everett School District

ASL Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present

I have helped many families learn American Sign Language to communicate with one another. Most of these families I have known personally, and some I have been referred to. I have also taught individuals everything from simple communication, vows, and in-depth knowledge of ASL and its culture. I also offer tutoring and have helped dozens of students from middle school, high school, and college hone their skills to prepare them for the next level, or even admission into a training program for their career.

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ASL Interpreter
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Richland School District

ASL Instructor
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Southwestern Oregon Community College

I took a one-summer ASL teaching position with a group of 60 high school students through a program called Upward Bound.


MA in Teaching American Sign Language
May 2017 - Dec 2018
University of Northern Colorado


American Sign Language
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
Jan 2016
Boys Town

3 Reviews

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Carl Feb 4, 2019
American Sign Language · Online

Michelle is superb! She is the reason that I am moving from free classes to private courses. She is patient, funny, wise, current, and will take her time with new students. One of the most refreshing things about her teaching style is that she will break it all the way down and explain, context, history, usage, and a host of other topics related to the word or phrase being used. She also gave out related information that we could use after class.

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Maria H. Jan 17, 2019
American Sign Language · Online

I really enjoy classes with Michele! She signs while speaking which helps me to practice reading sign, and to retain what I've already learned. She is easy to understand and has made learning very fun. Her positive energy is contagious and I look forward to taking more classes!

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Barb Sep 17, 2018
American Sign Language ·

Michele is a very skilled ASL instructor! Her fluency in ASL and ability to teach with patience and enthusiasm is outstanding! I highly recommend her!

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