School Children Order Lunch In ASL For Cafeteria Worker Who Is Deaf | Happily TV

These elementary school students had a sweet surprise for a cafeteria worker who is deaf – after learning ASL so they could order their lunch from her using it. Leisa Duckwall, who was born deaf, works in the cafeteria at Nansemond Parkway Elementary School in Suffolk, Virginia, where she would point to food options for pupils to nod ‘yes’ or ‘no’. But Fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Maskelony, who knows American Sign Language because she has a family member who is hard of hearing, taught her class how to order their food using ASL. At the beginning of the school year, in September 2022, her class headed into the cafeteria and ordered their lunches, using ASL for the likes of fish and varieties of pizza. The school later shared the wholesome video on their social media, and Principal Janet Wright-Davis said revealed other classes were also being taught ASL as well.