As an ASL/Bilingual Curriculum Specialist at the California School for the Deaf, Joy Maisel provides support to ASL and BLA teachers in all departments to ensure students learn effectively how to master ASL viewing, videosigning, and language skills and leads ASL team on ASL instruction and assessment development. She has been working in the field for almost 10 years; prior to joining CSDR in 2011, she worked as an ASL teacher/specialist at the New Mexico School for the Deaf and Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
Joy has a life long passion for learning; she possesses a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Arts and a Master of Arts from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC in Deaf Studies: Teaching Sign Language. Also, she just completed her teaching credential in Deaf Education with National University. She enjoys ongoing professional development opportunities, and attends a variety of workshops and in-services provided by CSDR and a variety of agencies.
Last but not the least, Joy takes pleasure in photography, outdoor activities, and crafts/arts for fun when she is not busy with her dear family.