Rick is hard of hearing and has been working for BCC since 1999 and is a member of the
American Sign Language Teachers’ Association www.nalsa.org
. He currently teaches the
day time classes of ASL 101, 102 and 103. Rick is a Seattle area native and began his
academic career at Bellevue Community college in the 1980’s before transferring to the
University of Washington where he studied, English, Education and Human Development.
Rick also teaches classes in Early Childhood Education focusing on the use Sign Language
with infants and young children.
Rick has taught at the Hearing Speech and Deafness Center in Seattle, Microsoft, in
Redmond and has facilitated workshops and lectured on ASL from Bellingham to Birmingham.
Before coming to BCC, Rick spent 17 years with a local school district where he worked
with deaf children and authored a book on the subject in the 1990’s.