About Me
 

My name is Mercedes Cebrian Smith.  I am the Spanish and American Sign Language teacher.  Here is a little bit of information about myself.  Hope you enjoy it!

I am a native of Madrid, Spain.  I moved to the States in 1987.  I attended Fisher Jr. College where I obtained my Associates Degree in Business.  After that, I transferred to Northeastern University  where I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Management Information Systems in 1994.  During my years at Northeastern University, I had the privilege to work at the Disability Resource Center.  It was there where I got exposed to American Sign Language and it has been a part of my life ever since.

During the period that I worked at NU, I learned a lot about the Deaf Culture and Sign Language.  I was a member of the Deaf Club and I was awarded the "Kathryn " Award for the services rendered to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  It was that same year that I served as a counselor for Deaf kids in California during the summer.  After I moved to Missouri in 1994, I worked as an interpreter for the School district of Potosi.  

I have a  Masters Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and I am also working towards becoming one of the few certified American Sign Language Instructors in the State of Missouri.

On a personal note, I am very blessed in my life. I live on a beautiful little farm, with my son Ian, with my horses and my dogs.  I am fortunate to do what I love for living, teaching and riding my horses.  Life is good!

Mercedes Cebrian Smith

msmith@westco.k12.mo.us