ASL Service Corps

NMSD’s ASL Service Corp is a service program that serves rural locations in rural New Mexico. Our tutors are hired for one year to provide ASL instructions to families and to school programs where deaf children live.


NMSD hires and places ASL Tutors to live in rural locations around the state to provide direct signed language instruction in unexpected places. The service year begins with training in August. Tutors arrive at their site locations by late August to begin teaching ASL. 


  • Families and Their Communities – Families will determine the type and frequency of service they desire to have. Ways service can be provided: in home instruction; informal instruction at a local restaurant, church, community center or playground; 1-on-1 family instruction or through local workshops with other families; other ideas as the family requests.

  • Educational Teams – Schools can request services in a variety of ways or places that help meet their needs: ongoing classes for staff and/or students; class time support through language modeling for deaf students, hearing students and staff; after school programs; evening classes for staff or families; after school, evening or weekend workshops; other ideas as the team requests.

ASL Service Corps Team Members:

  • Mike Baker – Communities Served 2019-2020: Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Eldorado, Pecos, Las Vegas, Kirtland and Farmington.

  • Reina Bravo – Communities Served 2019-2020:  Alamogordo.

  • Mark Lucero – Communities Served 2019-2020: Rio Rancho, Gallup, Zuni, and San Jon.

  • Kristin Shaulis – Communities Served 2019-2020: Silver City, Cobre, Deming, Gadsden, and Las Cruces.

  • Nancy Shellcrosslee – Communities Served 2019-2020: Farmington.

  • Stacy Wosika – Communities Served 2019-2020: Roswell, Portales, Artesia, Hagerman, Dexter, Carlsbad, Hondo and Alamogordo.

    Join our Team of ASL Tutors!

           NMSD is seeking ASL Tutor applicants who are fluent in ASL, passionate about supporting Deaf children by teaching ASL to the key people in their life, and eager to teach ASL in public schools and the homes of Deaf children. For more information click here. To apply click here.

    ASL Tutors 209-20


    For more information about the ASL Tutor Program, please contact:

    • Dean Krohn at (505) 501-7730


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