“ASL is a course that has been highly sought after by schools and districts, and we are thrilled to make it available this fall,” said Chris Rutz, Head of Schools. “Learning languages such as ASL can boost cognition, hone communication skills, and encourage abstract thinking.”
In addition to being able to communicate with those of the deaf community, there are many benefits to study sign language. Students gain foreign language credit for colleges and universities, improve their whole body motor skills, and gain an increased awareness and ability to read general body language and communication.
We are thrilled to introduce Mr. James Brewington as our new American Sign Language teacher. Mr. Brewington has 43 years of teaching experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology and a minor in English from Texas Tech University and a degree in criminology from the University of Iowa. He has a Master’s in Theology from Christian Mission School of the Bible. Mr. Brewington holds a certificate in American Sign Language and has been a professional interpreter for nearly 30 years. He is the author of “Let There Be Light Please”, a book about ASL and the deaf community from an interpreter’s point of view.
Mr. Brewington has been an ordained teaching pastor for more than 30 years. He is currently serving at Saddleback Church as Pastor of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and on the Spiritual Maturity Team. His ministry passions are teaching Bible and theology and mentoring the next generation. He loves ministering to students and is excited to teach at CVCS because he is passionate about teaching his subject within the context of the Christian faith.
Jim has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 47 years, and they have two sons, Brent—now with the Lord in heaven—and Chad, as well as two grandchildren, Max and Brooke. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Brewington and his family to the CVCS community!