We are proud to showcase this year’s New Zealand Sign Language Week heroes, Sara and Theo. Both Sara and Theo are proud members of the New Zealand Deaf Community.
Sara is a Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington teaching New Zealand Sign Language Studies as part of a Bachelor of Arts qualification. Sara is also involved in creating NZSL teaching resources and currently manages the Learn NZSL e-learning project.
Theo is a Data Liaison and Records Officer at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, where he is a member of a team responsible for sending out high school and university certificates. Theo has been a valued member of the team for over 15 years. Theo also plays rugby for Marist St Pats Rugby Football Club, represented Central Zone Deaf Rugby Union, and has toured with the Deaf Blacks Rugby Union.