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Northwest Missouri State University

Marcy Roush

Marcy Roush



2750 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1999



  • M.S. in Education, Learning Disabilities; Northwest Missouri State University, 2001 
  • B.S. in Elementary Education 1-8; Northwest Missouri State University, 1995 
  • B.S. in Education, Mentally Handicapped K-12; Northwest Missouri State University, 1995

Courses Taught

  • 29-102 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 
  • 14-151 Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture 
  • 14-251 American Sign Language I 
  • 14-252 American Sign Language II 
  • 14-351 American Sign Language III
  • 14-451 American Sign Language IV
  • 29-537-01 Independent Study - Advanced Modern Language/Special Topics 
  • 77-101-15 University Seminar

Other Professional Experiences

  • Special Education Teacher; Early Childhood Special Education and Multicategorical Classroom K-3; Albany School District
  • Vo-tech Sign Language Instructor; Special Education; Bethany Missouri
  • Teaching Pre-school American Sign Language, Horace Mann Lab School
  • Volunteer Work as consultant for Businesses in surroundings towns & counties
  • Member, Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri
  • Member, Alexander Graham Bell Foundation
  • Member, American Sign Language Teachers
  • Member, Association Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
  • Member, Council for Exceptional Children
  • Member, Foreign Language Association
  • Member, Missouri Association for Deaf


Hello, My name is Marcy Roush. I am the American Sign Language Instructor at Northwest. I graduated from Northwest with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Certification Mentally Handicapped. I completed my MSEd in Learning Disabilities in 2001. I have certification in Teaching Learning Disabilities K-12, Teaching Multi or Cross Categorical K-12, Early Childhood Special Education, and EMH K-12. I taught in the public schools for eight years before moving back to Maryville to teach American Sign Language at Northwest. I am married with three children and reside in Maryville. My interest in American Sign Language began at a young age while living and working in Des Moines, IA. I was trained in Pidgin and American Sign Language and began to develop Early Childhood Programs that involevd teaching ASL to younger children. I continued to teach ASL at various Vo-tech schools before arriving at Northwest. I teach Deaf Culture and the basic Sign Language classes. I also do provide consultation for area school districts.