Christmas carols in sign language at the APL Galvez agency | Pelican Post


With the holiday season come some old, familiar Christmas carols, but what if you couldn’t hear the words or the music? What would these songs sound like? Join us at the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez on Thursday December 16 at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the beauty of signing instead of singing. Cheryl Russell, a retired Deaf Education Teacher from Ascension Parish Schools, will guide you as you learn the signs of “Silent Night”, “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and “I dream of a. White Christmas’ using karaoke music.

Cheryl Russell has a Bachelor of Elementary Education and Deaf Education Certification. She learned sign language at Delgado Community College, then improved her skills while working at Louisiana School for the Deaf. Cheryl has thirty-four years of experience as an educator, including twenty-three years working with deaf and hard of hearing children using a variety of manual communication systems including American Sign Language (ASL), English exact signs (SEE) and Cued. Speech.

Currently Cheryl volunteers with the Women’s Ministry at Stillwaters Refuge of Hope and has co-developed their Mommy & Me group for new moms and moms with young children. Some of these classes include the use of signs during story time with mothers and children.

For more information on this special event for all ages, call (225) 622-3339 or visit us online at



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