Phone: (972) 347-7803
Degrees and Certifications:
-Bachelor of Art - Digital Art; UT Dallas 2011 -Bachelor of Science - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Deaf Ed); Stephen F Austin State University 2017 -Texas BEI certified interpreter for the Deaf -Deaf and Hard of Hearing certification -ESL/ELL certification -Math 7-12 certification
Mr. Brendon Feagans
M-F: 9:55am - 11:30am
Daily M-F: 4:10pm – 4:45pm (subject to change based on faculty meetings)
**Mornings by appointment only**
American Sign Language 1; 3A, 4A, 3B, 4B
My passion has always been teaching, but when I went to college initially I wanted to work with computers because I knew there was a lot money involved with that field. I graduated from UT Dallas in 2011 and worked various odd jobs in that field but I was never truly happy. That’s when I realized a person cannot only be motivated by money and have an enjoyable life, and so I decided to go back to school at Stephen F Austin State University, SFASU, to pursue my teaching degree; specifically, my Deaf education teaching degree.
While I was attending UT Dallas I worked at a grocery store where a deaf woman worked as well. Having always been fascinated by American Sign Language, I asked her to teach me to sign. It was a slow process but eventually I could sign enough that she invited me to attend Deaf socials and events with her. I cannon-balled into the Deaf community and fell in love, not only with the language, but this group’s experiences and openness in communication. That was the reason I decided to pursue Deaf education.
I enrolled in SFASU in the Fall of 2013 and was recruited to the interpreting services department. My knowledge and abilities skyrocketed during that time and 2 years ago I passed my state certification in interpreting for the Deaf! Another area I was “roped” into was the linguistics department by my soon-to-be minor advisor. Because of her I fell in love with the study of languages, but especially ASL, and I learned how rich of a language ASL truly is.
This is my first year as lead instructor for an ASL class, but I have tutored, coached, and mentored many students over the last 4 years. I’m excited to be here at Braswell High School and I look forward to meeting each, and every, one of you!
Philosophy of Education-
No matter who a child is, or where they come from, every child deserves an education. Education is the way society moves forward; it does not matter a child’s race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities, or age, I will teach them. More than teach them content, I want to empower them to become successful adults in whatever field they want to work in post-graduation.
-Presented my research findings on obstacles Deaf students face in mainstream classrooms, and how to resolve those problems at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in November 2016
-Won the 2017 SFASU Linguistics award for my continued research into American Sign Language