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Gretchen Ricci

Job Title

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Sign Language
    World Languages and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel



  • St. Olaf College - B.A. in Social Work, 2000
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - M.Ed. in Deaf Education, 2004
  • Bethel University - Ed.D. in Educational Administration, in process


Gretchen Ricci is a new instructor for American Sign Language at Bethel University. She comes to Bethel University from Chaska High School. She continues to teach full-time at Chaska High School and teaches ASL I to ASL III classes to hearing students who are learning ASL as a second language. This is her first semester as a faculty to teach ASL 101 to college students. In addition, she is a graduate student through the Ed.D. program in Educational Administration at Bethel University. 

During her non-teaching days, she enjoys spare time with her two beautiful children who are hearing. Their ages are 5 and 3. They keep her very busy. She also enjoys time reading books and watching movies. 

Certificates and Licenses

  • MN K-12 Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • MN K-12 American Sign Language 

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

  • Minnesota Loon American Sign Language Teacher Association (MinnLoon ASLTA)
  • National American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
  • Professional Development Committee, Chaska High School, Chaska, MN
  • Diversity Council, Chaska & Chanhassen High School, Chaska, MN
  • Deaf Advisory Board Committee, American Sign Language Interpreting Services (ASLIS)
  • MN Loon ASLTA Treasurer, Minnesota Loon ASLTA organization
  • Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), District #112, Chaska, MN
  • Minnesota Administrators for Special Education (MASE)