Kris D. Frei, MS

American Sign Language Instructor
Ph.D. Candidate

Office Hours

Mon2:00 - 4:30 pm
Wed2:00 - 4:30 pm

About Kris

Lewis -Clark State College offers:

Lewis-Clark State College offers two American Sign Language courses, American Sign Language I (ED222) and American Sign Language II (ED422).  ED222 introduces students to beginning American Sign Language including Deaf Culture, Deaf History and Deaf Studies during Fall Semester.  ED422 is a continual introductory course during Spring Semester.  Using American Sign Language is popular and more colleges and universities are offering American Sign Language courses than approximate  20 years ago when a movement, Deaf President Now was occurred at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. in March 1988.  

Skills and Qualifications

  • Design and implement lesson plans

  • Assess college students’ progress in ASL classroom

  • Observe college students’ performance and record relevant data to assess progress

  • Provide private instruction to individual or group to improve their ASL skills

  • Review class material with individual by reviewing worksheets or other assignments

  • Use computers, audio-visual aids or other equipment and materials to presentations

  • Use Learning Management Systems (LMS): Canvas and Blackboard

  • Participate American Sign Language Teacher Association and True + Way ASL meetings


Ph.D. Candidate in Special Education
Washington State University
Expected May 2024

Master of Science in Secondary Education
Rochester Institute of Technology
(Thesis: Using the Internet Effectively:
Middle School Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.)
August 2010

Associate of Applied Science in Applied Computer Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology
May 2006

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Gallaudet University
August 1995

Work Experience

Lewis - Clark State College
Lewiston, Idaho
American Sign Language Instructor
August 2015 – Present

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont
Tutor / Substitute Teacher
March 2010 - January 2011

American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, Connecticut
Student Teacher
Winter 2008

Horace Mann School for the Deaf /Hard of Hearing
Boston, Massachusetts
Student Teacher
Spring 2007

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, New York
Note Taker / Tutor
September 2003 – May 2005

Eastern Washington University
Spokane, WA
American Sign Language Instructor
Fall Quarter 1998

Gallaudet University
Washington, DC
Math Tutor
September 1992 – January 1995