Sydnee Akers • Deaf Church Administrative Assistant

Sydnee Akers

Deaf Church Administrative Assistant


Sydnee Akers

Sydnee Akers is the part-time Deaf Church Administrative Assistant. She has been involved with the Deaf Church since 2014 as Camp SummerSign staff. After graduating with Bachelor’s of Social Work in 2016, she began working part-time with STARS Agency, partnering with the Deaf Church. She works with deaf students in their literacy skills and teaching their families sign language. She is currently working on obtaining her Master’s of Social Work through University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and hope to complete her Master’s in Spring 2020.
 
Sydnee was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee and is currently residing in Nashville. She became profoundly deaf at a young age. Both her parents and her older brother learned sign language to communicate with her. She grew up with American Sign Language and being part of the Deaf culture. She loves nerdy things such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter (and more!). Her favorite activities are reading, watching movies, and going on many adventures. She deeply values family, so she loves to spend as much time with her family and friends.