Welcome to ASL I

Phone: 972-772-2474


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Science Communications Sciences and Disorders Certified Deaf Education Teacher Certified Early Childhood Teacher Certified American Sign Language Teacher

Jonna Varner

This is my 21st year teaching American Sign Language in RISD. Prior to teaching ASL, I worked directly with the Deaf community for ten years. During that time, I  founded one of the first Adult and Family Literacy programs for families with hearing loss in the United States.  I also taught a variety of classes related to life skills using ASL as the primary mode of communication.   I chose to teach ASL, so that I could share my love for the Deaf community and ASL with the hearing world.  


Conference Time:  Daily 8:30-9:25 

Tutoring Times: Tuesdays   8:15-8:35;  Wednesdays 3:50-4:15