Hello and Welcome to American Sign Language class.(ASL). My name is Mrs. Cindy Dancler. I will be your instructor for your ASL classes at the Tea Area Middle/High School. I obtained my Bachlor's Degree from Augustana College, in Sioux Falls, SD and my Master's Degree, in Guidance and Counseling, from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. My work experience includes 3 years working with Deaf students with emotional/behavior challenges and 18 years experience working as the School Counselor at the South Dakota School for the Deaf. I began working as the ASL Instructor for the Tea Area School the Fall of 2011.
My family and I have lived on an acreage near Tea for over 20 years. We enjoy the outdoors; working on the acreage, spending time together, and riding our horses. We are members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Tea.
I have two very busy, young adult children, Jacob and Shannon. Shannon is beginning her sophomore year at Augustana University. She is majoring in Physics and minoring in Math. She is also involved in the Augustana concert choir, and dance. Shannnon spent a month this past summer dancing with the St. Paul Ballet. Jacob recently completed his Bachlor degree in Computer Information Systems at Augustana University. This past April, Jacob got married. His wife's name is Melissa, she is a 6th grade science teacher with the Tea Area Middle School. Jacob and Melissa reside in Sioux Falls.
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you during our time together in ASL classes.