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Better late than never, DeafDigest dedicates this
edition to Arthur Verney, a British deaf man, who
departed us on September 24, 2013. As the general
secretary of the British Deaf Association, he
was able to change control of this organization
by hearing people to the deaf. It was a long time
in the making, but he succeeded.
DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Neil
Battle, Knoxville, Tennessee who departed us.
He was a long time teacher and coach at Tennessee
School for the Deaf. Said a former student – he
was my role model as my math teacher; I will
always miss him.
This just in – Gallaudet lost to Hobart 34-7 in
first round NCAA-III playoffs. The Dream Season has
come to an end.
Top stories about the deaf:
In Bolton, a town in Great Britain, sign language
is being taught to a group of firefighters so that
they can better communicate with deaf residents
in case of fire emergencies.
A very frustrated deaf student at University of
Central Florida is Jacob Salem, a senior majoring
in political science. He is saying that the
university does not accommodate him on his need
for interpreters throughout his four years.
New York bus driver Edwin Cora, not deaf, was
profiled by the New York Post as the “signing
bus driver.” He uses his ASL with deaf passengers
that steps on the bus.
Deaf Activists in Great Britain are complaining that
pharmacists refuse to have private consultations
with deaf patients – advising them on medicine
for their health problems, eye infections, upset
stomachs, allergies, etc. They are then forced to
have physician appointments for these same reasons.
The U.S. Senate has had its second hearing on the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
on November 21st. Everyone agrees that we, the deaf and the disabled, are entitled to rights and needs – but no one agrees on how this piece of treaty should be worded!
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A COP STOPPING A DEAF DOG WALKER
DeafDigest editor was walking his dog at 4 AM in
Washington, DC. The dog wanted to go out for a walk,
and DeafDigest editor cannot say no.
He was walking the dog when a cop, driving his police
car, stopped, used his speaker to say something.
DeafDigest editor was not scared – because he was not
breaking any laws – but had to make sure the cop was
aware that he is deaf.
The editor waited for about one minute, raised his
arms slowly to his ear to tell the cop that he is deaf.
The cop took the hint, waved his hands and drove away.
The important thing is – do not panic!
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DEAF EYES, HEARING EARS IN RESTAURANTS
Many restaurants in big cities have waiters that
A deaf person may not know it, but hearing people
with ears know these accents – Serbia, Netherlands,
Russia, Portugal, Brazil, etc, etc.
Plus these waiters love to talk about their home
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Places in USA with Deaf name
LAST TO ADD ASL PROGRAM IN OHIO
Miami University (Ohio) has finally added ASL courses
as an offering to its students.
The university officials admitted they delayed in adding
these courses, acknowledging the fact that they were the
last university in the state to offer such courses.
Better than nothing!
A COMMENT BY A DEAF PHYSICIAN
Scott Smith is a deaf physician in the Rochester, NY area.
At a recent workshop he said:
I had a lot of challenges in medical school and in my career. It would
have been nice to have someone I could have talked to discuss those
issues, someone I could share those frustrations with or I could share
with the challenges I was faced with
WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?
in a mixed deaf-hearing conversation, hard of hearing
signers would shout aloud to the interpreter what the
hearing person was saying. Said the angry interpreter:
I can hear!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
With computer-aided transcription (CAT), more and more court
reporters found things that they wrote on their steno machines that
would not translate with the correct spelling when written
phonetically. New ways of writing had to be developed. One of the
things reporters found they had to change was how they wrote certain
What is a reporter to do with the words “pare,” “pair,” and
“pear”? Before using the computer to translate their notes, most
court reporters wrote them all the same. Even after using the
computer, many reporters still found it easier to just let the
computer translate it as “pare/pair/pear,” and then pick 1, 2, or 3
when editing the transcript.
Some reporters found they could write “pair” differently, but they
chose to let the computer translate “pare/pear,” and then the
reporter would choose between those two words when editing the
It can still be a challenge for even the best court reporter or
captioner when writing at over 200 words a minute to remember how to
differentiate among these words.
A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF
being constantly reminded of the continuing hearing aid
whistle from the loose earmold!
(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user, etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)
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We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
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All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.
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In 2007, the Michigan Legislature passed a law that
entitles the state Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
to write interpreter regulations. Much easier said than
done, because these regs still have not been written –
no fault of the deaf agency.
Did you know that –
Petra Howard, a deaf woman, was appointed as the
chief of the Minnesota Bureau of the Deaf in 1915.
In these days Bureau of the Deaf was equivalent
to today’s Commission for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. She only stayed in this position for
a few years – but had a long career in the
deaf counseling field. When she retired, she
received letters of congratulations from
the President and from the Governor.
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The superintendent of the three Ontario schools for the
deaf in Belleville, Milton and London, just submitted her
resignation, effective at end of this week.
Not a big deal as superintendents come and go – except that
the superintendent, hired despite lack of background in Education
of the Deaf, stayed on the job for only 3 1/2 months.
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Could we be driving a car with a special device
that flashes when someone behind us honks his
Well, the horn-honking alerting device won the
amateur inventor Rashid Hussein Rahimi a silver
medal at the 2nd International Fair Middle East 2008
that took place recently at Qatar.
(editor’s note: nothing has come out of this invention
five years later)
Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:
it is a cruel irony that we are seeing laws passed on
behalf of the deaf, but for us to wait years and years
before such laws are being implemented – for one simple
reason – that regulations have to be written. And no one
sees eye to eye on what should be in the regs!
A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?
a deaf person was introduced to a hearing person
the hearing person said:
His name is Stuart
a long time later, it was realized that the hearing person said:
His name is Stewart
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –
– Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA
– Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA
– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA
To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:
If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
V/TDD: (323) 550-4207
Fax #: (323) 550-4204
Tenure-Track Position, undergraduate business administration program
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS Gallaudet University, Graduate School and Professional Programs
Position is contingent upon funding
The Department of Business invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in its undergraduate business administration program.
Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.
Qualifications: – Doctoral degree in Accounting, or a business-related discipline, with specialties in Accounting related areas. Certified Public Accountants are strongly encouraged to apply. University level teaching experience and/or increasingly responsible experience in private business and/or the government utilizing accounting information and analysis is strongly preferred. Applicants with a Master’s* degree with extensive and relevant work or teaching experience may also be considered;
– Applicant must possess strong quantitative and technology skills;
– Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable; if not already proficient, a new faculty member must develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with Gallaudet University guidelines;
– Record of publication, survey, research, consulting and other activities demonstrating the use of financial analysis for business and/or government decision-making purposes highly desirable.
*To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D./terminal degree in their field
Teach undergraduate business administration core courses, with an emphasis on accounting, (especially Financial Accounting, Non-profit Accounting, and Auditing) and quantitative business courses. Serve as advisor and mentor to undergraduate business majors. Conduct research, individually and/or collaboratively with other members of the academic community. Fulfill program, department and university service assignments. Perform other duties as assigned by the chairperson of the Department of Business.
Salary and Rank: Instructor or Assistant Professor Position. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year.
Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment begins January 15, 2014.
Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of graduate work, examples of academic publications, and three letters of reference relevant to teaching, scholarly activities and/or other work experience to:
Department of Business Search Committee Department of Business Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002-3695
Phone: 202-651-5312 Fax: 202-651-5516
PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!
NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!
As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.
PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:
— ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Full Time; Glenside location
— STAFF INTERPRETER – Full Time or Part Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Full Time; Glenside location
— THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHAB COUNSELOR – Full Time; Glenside
— RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside
and Pittsburgh locations
— RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
— OFFICE MANAGER/INTERPRETER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
Go to our Website at: http://www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
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Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Fax: 215-884-6301; 215-884-9770 TTY/V
The Learning Center for Deaf
Substitute Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)
Walden School Family Partner
Elementary Classroom Assistant
Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight Supervisor
Wraparound Family Partner
Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
Daycare Substitute Teacher
Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant
Computer Systems Administrator
Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential
Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight
Walden School Relief Worker (CCW Substitute)
Walden School Child Care Worker – Day
If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website) as well as three professional references
Job Announcement Superintendent (Effective January 1, 2014)
Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD) Fulton, MO
salary of $76,368 annually
Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education of deaf and hard of hearing, special education, school administration and supervision, or a related field; Three years successful experience as an administrator of programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or school administration and supervision; Missouri certification in school administration or special education administration.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices; Knowledge of the development, abilities and unique psychology of students who are deaf or hard of hearing; Knowledge of Missouri’s Learning Standards and Educator Standards; Knowledge of organization and administration in the area of special education; Knowledge of and ability to effectively implement collaborative data teams focused on using formative assessments to guide the use of effective teaching and learning practices; Ability to organize and analyze data as part of a focused strategic planning and implementation process; Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the activities of a professional staff; Ability to communicate effectively in writing, American Sign Language-ASL (at the advanced or higher level) and a variety of other modes; Ability to work under supervision as well as to assume leadership responsibilities; Ability to apply effective fiscal and human resource policies and practices.
Examples of Work Performed:
Supervises and provides leadership to MSD staff in the design, development, execution and evaluation of a systemic plan to educate students and accelerate improvement of student outcomes, meet residential responsibilities, and improve outreach outcomes for deaf or hard of hearing students and their families; Administers a program for staff development and educator evaluation consistent with state standards and requirements and aligned to the systemic plan; Recruits and recommends all personnel for employment to the State Board of Education; Coordinates development of the annual operating budget with the Division of Financial and Administrative Services and the Office of Special Education; Coordinates, plans, and directs meetings of MSD.s Board of Advisors; Works and communicates effectively with parents and patrons, including individual parent contacts and groups such as the MSD Parents Organization; Promotes and coordinates public relations programs designed to acquaint the general public with MSD; Follows all policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the Board and makes decisions consistent with Board policies; Assures compliance with all federal and state regulations governing MSD; Coordinates the care and maintenance of buildings and grounds with the Office of Administration, Division of Facilities Management; Performs other duties as assigned.
Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf
Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Our Applicants with Disabilities: For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.
Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.
TTY/TDD users: Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.
Teaching Specialist Position
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology,
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the
area of American Sign Language.
Description: This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment,
100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime
teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student
performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with
individual students as needed. This position focuses on teaching American
Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that
include, but are not limited to:
Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching
courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705).
The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student
performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete
professional development assignments.
Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings.
Provide external support services/outreach. Other duties as assigned.
. Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate
level per Academic year.
. Prepare course content
. Evaluate student performance
. Meet with individual students as needed
Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
. BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related
fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if
that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL
using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
. Native or Native-like fluency in ASL
. MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related
. Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum,
Levels I, II, and III.
Appointment Details: The person hired will be appointed to a full time
position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 13, 2014 and ending
May 25, 2014.
Application Process: This position will remain open until filled,
however the search committee will review complete applications on October
18, 2013. Complete applications will consist of a letter of application,
curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two
letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the
applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and
a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant. Applicants must apply
on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html; search requisition number
187448. Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant
can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the
Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age,
marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender
Community Relations and Development Coordinator
Deaf Adult Services, Inc.
Status: Full Time (flexible as needed)
Responsible to: Executive Director
Responsible to work under the direction of the Executive Director to expand and enhance community relations and development activities of the organization including but not limited to: grant writing, developing sponsorships, marketing, public relations activities and supporting the agency and board in their efforts to develop unrestricted funds for agency programs and services.
1. Works with Executive Director regarding public and media relations.
2. Enhance community relationships with NPO.s, corporate, media, governmental and political offices
3. Identify and assist in the completion/presentation of funding Requests for Proposals and submission of foundation Letters of Intent
4. Establish corporate sponsorship and legacy giving program for agency services
5. Communicate with and gather information from all agency departments for statistical and development purposes including preparation of Annual report
6. Maintain donor database and acknowledge donations in a timely manner
7. Manage and update social media and website pages
8. Create bi-weekly E-newsletter and quarterly printed newsletter
9. Set up graphic design/printing needs for agency materials and power point presentations
10. Coordinate agency annual fundraiser and other community fundraising events/volunteers
11. Attend Board of Directors. Development Committee meetings
12. Participate as Board of Directors. staff liaison, assisting with meeting minutes and maintaining official Board records
1. Knowledge of sign language and deaf culture helpful
2. Advanced computer knowledge including web page set-up and maintenance
3. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
4. Understanding of social media and networking
5. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
6. Ability to organize and prioritize work tasks
7. Sensitivity to the confidential nature of client, agency, financial and employee related information
Education and relevant experience should be commensurable with the requirements of this position. Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to: mailto:Steve@wnydas.org
All persons are encouraged to apply including Deaf and Hard of Hearing candidates. Applications accepted until position is filled. Position available immediately.
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Washington School for the Deaf
Posted: October 2013
Recruitment Open Until Filled
The Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator is central to the strategic plan
and the mission of the agency by helping students who are deaf and hard of
hearing to meet/exceed state academic standards and ensuring WSD has a
cohesive spiraling curriculum that meets the needs of the students.
This position ensures alignment with the State’s grade level expectations
(GLEs) and gives teachers constructive ways to implement and maintain a
positive learning environment for all students.
Requires: Master’s Degree, Fluency in ASL, WA State Teaching Certification
Salary: $42K – $66K based on 185 days (days will be pro-rated if starting
after the beginning of the 13/14 school year)
Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov
Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors
locations across New Jersey
ACCESS, a statewide program providing behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, has the following positions available.
Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible to provide direct services, case management and linkage to other services/HH adults with mental illness in the community and in the home.
1. Coordinate receipt of entitlements, linkages to medical and non-medical services, provide transportation when necessary. 2. Complete all documentation requirements, including development of a comprehensive care plan and progress notes.
3. Teach independent living skills, recreational/leisure skills, oversee medications coordinate medical appointments.
4. Use appropriate therapeutic approaches to engage and motivate clients.
5. Identify potential crisis situations and use appropriate crisis intervention skills to diffuse situations and/or coordinate care.
6. Perform outreach services to absent and/or missing clients.
7. Educate and advocate for clients.
Qualifications: Caseworker – Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field.
Residential Counselor – BA/BS Social Work/Counseling/MH/Health discipline OR 1 or more years college PLUS related work or life experience OR h.s. diploma PLUS 4 years of related work exp. Valid NJ drivers license, first aid/CPR certification. Team-oriented, ASL fluency, written communication skills, organizational and problem-solving skills are required.
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.5599, or email your resume to: mailto:email@example.com
ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM http://www.stjosephshealth.org
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly
California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.
Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction
oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training
Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all
Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine
Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of
curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior
intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based
education and classroom observations
Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general
Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other
Directors to discuss school wide issues
Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to
school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.
Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive,
professional school climate
Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching
assistants, and program supervisors.
Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of
the Instruction Division
Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the
community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs
Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office,
Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all
services which support the Instructional program
Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers
Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all
practice drills and in the event of disaster.
Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf
Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers
Fluency in ASL and standard written English
Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California
credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services
Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
– Ability to use technology effectively
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in
fulfilling the mission of the school
– Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
– Knowledge of dual language philosophy
– Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques
for decision making
– Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
– Ability to work collaboratively with others
– Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
– Ability to model effective leadership techniques
Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency
examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI
Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and
verification of transcripts and
How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts,
and copies of credential(s) to:
California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent
Deadline to file:
Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://www.cdsr-cde.ca.gov )
in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562
California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation