Denise Duffy

MS & US ASL; US Service Learning Coordinator

I have been teaching American Sign Language (ASL) at McLean since 2010, after teaching for Fairfax County. I earned my BA from Notre Dame of Maryland University and attended Gallaudet University as an interpreting/deaf education student. I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching: Initiatives in Educational Transformation from George Mason University. I love sharing my passion for ASL and Deaf culture with my students. 
My outside passion is cycling and travel. I have moved 33 times since graduating from high school. Former jobs and a being a Navy wife took me to live in unique places such as Hawaii, the Philippines, and Singapore. I cycle about 3,000 miles each year on my bike. I especially enjoy riding century riding events.
The joy in my life comes from my three children: Sean, Brendan, and Morgan (and my students, of course). 

K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277