Sandra Heflin

Lesson Designer

Sandra has taught Deaf Education and Interpreting for more than 40 years and worked as an interpreter while earning a BA in Education from California Baptist University and a Masters in Deaf Education from Cal State University, Northridge. In 1982 she received a CSC (Comprehensive Skills Certificate) from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. In 2010 she qualified for a certificate in Educational Interpreting (EIPA). Sandra has taught American Sign Language at the high school and college levels as well as in the community. She has taught ASL interpreting at the university and graduate levels.

While director of a Deaf Education Program at Stockdale Christian School in Bakersfield, Calif., Sandra founded a nonprofit organization, Color of Language, to develop materials to aid in teaching Deaf children and to assist parents and families to effectively communicate with their Deaf family members. She recently retired from the staff interpreter position at Cal State, Bakersfield and is excited to now be teaching the first ASL course offered on

Course taught by Sandra

ASL Adventures is a 15-week, four-month course in American Sign Language, the third-most-used language in the United States. It is a unique language, distinct from English, in that it is a visual language with its own syntax, grammar, and structure. It is not English on the hands. It has been proven to be a dynamic language that changes over time. It is similar to other Signed Languages in other countries in its principles, but unique in its signs.