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DeafDigest Gold – June 28, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - June 28, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday


America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 13th year (to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://www.deafdigest.com ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-bell/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-taxi/ .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Offer from ATT at the Harris-Wireless Store Check out the many cellphones available from ATT at the Harris-Wireless Store. Order now and your activation fee from ATT will be waived.* Save up to $36! Don't miss this limited time offer to save---offer ends June 29, 2009. *Offer applies to qualifying new or upgrade lines. 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Dial csdvrs.tv to make your call today! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week President Obama has issued many directives lately. One such directive is to help Americans with disabilities, with respect to housing, community supports and independent living arrangements. DeafDigest assumes Obama has the deaf in mind when he stresses support for the disabled. .. Does Spain discriminate against the deaf? A DeafDigest subscriber was watching TVE (Spanish National TV) on her DirectTV and learned much to her horror that: - a deaf person cannot go on a cruise because of his deafness. "Security reasons" was the excuse the cruise line spokesperson said - that the deaf cannot vote during last week's European Union elections .. In Pakistan, deaf individuals who could be able to send many messages per day via their cell phones, may not be able to do so any more. Cell phone carriers would normally give discounts for deaf users of cell phones. This practice may be stopped because of a hefty tax increase. Would the deaf be willing to send out pages if they have to pay more? .. The city of Houston, in Texas, lacks basic services for the deaf. This is what the deaf community is saying and they have staged a protest in front of city hall last week. .. Whats' the update on the digital TV changeover? Said a deaf media pro: We Deaf people get good quality video on our videophones while hearing people have trouble hearing each other and need technology like this .. The Gallaudet University athletic department has an another opening. It is for Football Coordinator/ Assistant Head Track Coach. This is in addition to the continued posting of Assistant Head Football Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. Both are full time positions. If you are interested in either position, please scroll all the way down to the Employment Ads section in the Blue edition, not in this edition.. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. 10% OFF LIFETONE HL FIRE ALARM AND CLOCK! Feel safe and secure in your home with the Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock. This product meets the new national fire codes that take place starting this June. It detects a regular fire alarm up to 75 feet away plus alerts a sleeping person with a 520 Hz square-wave alarm and powerful bed shaker. Call now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at: http://www.weitbrecht.com for details (Use code WCID609). For a copy of our catalog, email your request to mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. THE TELEPHONE AND THE AGBELL We all know that Alexander Graham Bell won the patent for the first telephone. We also know that he married a deaf woman, was interested in the oral education of the deaf, and that the AgBell was named after him. What would have happened if he did not win the telephone patent? Bell raced against another man, Elisha Gray for the first telephone patent. Bell arrived at the US Patents Office, beating Gray by a few minutes in 1876! Elisha Gray Association for the Deaf? No way, Gray was not interested in the deaf. Bell was! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-bell/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A DEAF TAXI DRIVER? Do we know of any taxi drivers that are deaf? We have heard of a few deaf drivers that drove taxis for a short time before quitting. The best taxi drivers in the world live in New York City. These taxi drivers drive like a wild man in very heavy traffic. There was a deaf man who drove a taxi cab in New York City for eight years. He then quit to become a printer. That was a long time ago, way back in 1950's. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-taxi/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) THE END OF THE KODACHROME Kodak has stopped production of the beloved Kodachrome film. Today's deaf filmmakers have it easy; they will know quickly if their digital film shots came out good or bad. If bad, they can re-shoot a scene to make it perfect. Not always that so many years ago. Ernest Marshall, a deaf filmmaker with a few deaf 16mm films to his credit, was not so lucky. He would shoot deaf film scenes with his 16mm movie camera with Kodachrome film. And then send the film to a lab for processing. Time involved in mailing and processing would often take weeks. If the scene was bad, he had to edit it out or accept it as is - or even worse, to recall the deaf actors for a retake, forcing them to remember their lines! .............................................................. (revised posting, June 21st) Professional Workshops Offered in Sign Language Discounted Rates Still Apply... REGISTER TODAY! 10% Off -- Single Registration 20% Off -- Register with a Friend or Co-worker 30% Off -- Register with TWO Friends or Co-workers http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html Featured Summer Workshops: Adobe Flash CS4 -- June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html Basic Workplace Correspondence -- June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office.html Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional[LINK] -- July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html PHP 6 and MySQL 5 -- July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair -- July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) -- July 15-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt -- August 10-14 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture -- August 17-21 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment. Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require. All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting http://www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY). For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at http://www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY). .............................................................. BECOMING DEAF FROM SUDDEN DEAFNESS SYNDROME We, the deaf, have became deaf because of different reasons. One of the reasons is a rare type of deafness called Sudden Deafness Syndrome. DeafDigest editor knows of few deaf individuals who lost their hearing that way. They would go to bed at night as a hearing person and then wake up in the morning as a deaf person. Or even beginning a telephone call as a hearing person and ending the call as a deaf person. This syndrome is rare. Very few people become deaf that way. A ROCKER'S STRANGE RESPONSE Def Leppard, not deaf, is a British rocker with a band with popular songs. His original name was Deaf Leopard. In a recent interview he was asked if he would put "a" back into Def. He said: Well, that's a good point. If it would have happened, it would have happened a long time ago. Is he saying he will never lose his hearing despite his constant exposure to rock music? SOCIAL LIFE AT COLLEGES At Gallaudet and at NTID/RIT social life among the deaf is no problem. There are many deaf students around to choose friends and to mingle with them. To a lesser extent, it is possible at CSUN, where approximately 200 deaf students attend classes. What about other colleges? Many colleges have small numbers of deaf students; it may be as few as 2 or 3 or as many as 25. Let us take Hobart and Smith Colleges located in Geneva, NY, which is a small town. How many deaf students, if any, attend that college? And would these deaf students find social opportunities in a small town? A TALKING ELEVATOR Do elevators talk? Well, at a hotel in Watkins Glen, NY, the elevators will beep and then tell us that you are standing too close to the door and for you to move away from it. Yes, a deaf person would not know that the elevator talks. Only way we would know would be a captioned read out display mounted on the elevator wall. Such devices do not exist, just yet. "COMPLIMENTING" AN INTERPRETER An interpreter told DeafDigest that it is a compliment when no one thanks her at the end of the interpreting assignment. She said it used to bother her when no one thanked her after her assignments. But the more she thought about it, lack of thanks is actually a compliment! TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS (series to be run on a weekly basis until list of tales run out) I moved to a new state, leaving my old job as a driver for one Domino's Pizza place, but took my Domino's uniform with me. I went to the new Domino's place at the new location and asked the manager for an application form. I took the application form and left the shop. I then went to my car to fill out the application form, and at the same time changed into the Domino's uniform and gave the manager the filled-out application form. The shocked manager then hired me on the spot and asked me to work the evening shift the same day. It was a local high school's prom night which helped me earn high tips! If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an interesting tale, please share it with: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? a newspaper said: the boy became a deaf-mute because of an accident Huh! Before the accident, this hearing boy could talk normally. Is the newspaper saying that the boy, after the accident, lost both his hearing and his ability to talk? .............................................................. .............................................................. 31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010 Signing Greeting Cards ASL and Interpreting DVDs Registration for this year's 30th Silent Weekend is closed with over 600 attending. The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000 participants and include a medical interpreting track. Novice, beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as well as interpreters (CEUs) will have around 150 hours of seminars to choose from. The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other conferences' hotel prices. The room costs are even lower next year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free internet! Students and professionals seeking to improve their skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign language classes for just $89 per person! There will be group registration opportunities online after July 1 at www.DrSign.com. There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. Just check them out! Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost per person may be as low as $149 per person and exhibit tables at $150. Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com - A brand new DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available. The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies is scheduled July 1-26, 2009. See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos. These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to join us now in 2009? Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at: http://www.DrSign.com .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Iberia Airlines has learned its lesson - do not ever kick out deaf passengers from their flights because of their deafness. They were ordered to pay damages to three deaf litigants. .. DeafLibrary Page of the Week Using interpreters - tips http://deafdigest.com/using-interpreters-tips/ Bonnie Lyn Barker, Amanda Lujan, Lena Stavely & Sarah Patterson collaborated on a neat article on how should the hearing, as well as the deaf, use our interpreters. This article was featured in the most recent edition of the New Mexico Progress, a magazine published by the New Mexico School for the Deaf. School superintendent Ron Stern gave DeafDigest permission to reprint this article. DeafDigest editor has read many, many articles regarding the use of interpreters, and this article is the best one. (on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic will be featured every week) .. Deaf Picture of the Week: ASL-signing or just gesturing? The picture was hung on the walls of the Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY. For some reason DeafDigest editor was fascinated by the picture. Was the woman speaker signing in ASL or was she gesturing? You decide. http://deafdigest.com/asl-or-gesturing/ .. Question of the week: Q. at the museum on the grounds of the Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY, a question was posted in one exhibit booth. It asked, of women: what do you want to be? - president of USA - carpenter - firefighter - surgeon - park ranger - computer operator A. We have many deaf carpenters, some deaf volunteer firefighters (limited roles in fighting fires), few deaf physicians, but not sure if any of them are surgeons, a few deaf park rangers and many deaf computer operators. We do not, however, have a deaf president! send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .. Wish List of the Week: the same museum (see Question of the week above) stressed that there should be equal pay for equal work and also of pay equity. The wish is that equal pay for equal work and of pay equity applies to all deaf individuals that have all kinds of jobs in USA. .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: four deaf women have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, these women are: - Helen Keller, who needs no introduction to us - Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girls Scouts - Ruth Fulton Benedict - famous anthropologist - Anne Jump Cannon - astronomer .. Deaf and the Money: value of gold ore - $250.00 there is a hard of hearing man panning for gold in the many waterfalls areas in the Watkins Glen State Park in New York. He showed DeafDigest editor some gold ore pieces and said each ore, that he calls it 'New York gold' is valued at $250.00 on the market. He said that when he takes off his hearing aid glasses, he is very deaf but when he puts it on, he is very hard of hearing! .. DeafNumbers of the Week: a few deaf students in the Elmira/Watkins Glen area attend Rochester School for the Deaf. This was the comment made by a teacher of a special education program in the Watkins Glen, NY area. She was moonlighting at her summer job with a Watkins Glen souvenir store. She formerly taught at St Mary's School for the Deaf before transferring to her present teaching position. .. DeafDigest Sports to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on: http://deafdigest.com/deafsports DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com there is no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports; you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- opening positions - Middle School Supervisor - Supervisor: Director of Programming The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, MA - Middle School Supervisor The Educational Supervisor provides leadership and supervision to promote the effective teaching and learning of students and staff. Requirements: Graduate degree in the Education of the Deaf or related field, Licensure as a Teacher of Deaf or related licensure field. Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills. Possess leadership skills and mature judgment with the ability to demonstrate creativity and initiative. Minimum of five years of teaching experience. Previous supervisory experience preferred. - Supervisor: Director of Programming Functions and Responsibilities: Oversees and supervises educational programming which is designed to prepare students to meet the educational standards established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Provides educational leadership to meet student's individual needs and determine class assignments for students. Provides direct supervision in the performance of all teachers and teacher aides in his/her department through classroom observations and regularly scheduled meetings. Implements disciplinary actions, when necessary. Ensures effective collaboration with families, LEA's and other representative agencies. Works collaboratively with TLC specialists and clinicians. Oversees the development of each student's IEP goals, objectives and progress reports. Ensures effective collaboration among all members of the department. Works with the educational team in his/her department to ensure that all TLC policies and procedures are followed. Assists in developing and maintaining partnerships with the Framingham Public Schools to ensure effective mainstream programming when applicable. Develops and maintains a budget for the department and secures appropriate and necessary materials for teaching/learning. Ensures sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community. Benefits: The Learning Center for the Deaf offers a comprehensive package of employee benefits. The information contained below has been prepared as a guide of general information about our benefits program. Every effort has been made to make sure this summary is as accurate as possible but from time to time, conditions or circumstances may require management to change, amend, or delete benefits. * Vacation Time * Holidays * Sick Leave * Retirement * Short/long Term disability * Mass Buying Power * Tax Sheltered Annuity * Dental Plan * Health Plan * Flexible Benefit Plan * Group and Auto/Homeowners Insurance * Training * Daycare Application procedure for either position: Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references and/or letters or recommendation to: Lynn Marshall The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01588 mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org FAX: 508.875.9203 School Web Site: http://www.tlcdeaf.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Speech Language Pathologist Tennessee School for the Deaf Knoxville, Tennessee Maximum Qualifications: - Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing - Tennessee Teacher License with endorsement in Speech and Hearing K-12 Responsibilities include but not limited to: - Group and Individual Therapy - Maintaining and Using FM Equipment and/or filtered amplification equipment - Writing IEP goals and participating in three year evaluations - Diagnostic and Evaluation Reports - Working as a team with other Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists - Ability to work with K-12 students Contact: Elaine Alexander Director of Instruction Tennessee School for the Deaf 2725 Island Home Blvd Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 865-579-2410 865-579-2428 FAX mailto:elainea@tsd.k12.tn.us -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center on campus of Gallaudet University Washington, DC We are recruiting for these positions: - Principal - Manager, Planning and Organization Development - Manager, Public Relations and Publications - Audiologist - Speech Language Pathologist Please apply if you are interested in any of these positions. To apply, mail a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to: Gallaudet University Personnel Office College Hall - Room 106 800 Florida Avenue, N.E. Washington, DC 20002 Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to: 202-651-5344 Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office at 202-651-5352 **For details on these vacancies, please click on this link: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml Locate "Job Listing", click on "Professional Staff", and then click on specific position you are interested in. Gallaudet University is an EOE/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, gender orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis. Employees and recruiting sources are encouraged to refer qualified individuals from protected classes for available positions. Individuals who may have inquiries regarding the University's policy and procedures or who may wish to file a complaint should contact the University's EEO Office, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-3695, 202-651-5075. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcements Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job # Closing Date Educational Audiologist-Indiana School 564271 07/16/2009 Supv Teacher of the Deaf-Indiana School 564038 06/29/2009 Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at: http://www.in.gov/jobs If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: mailto:cmorgan@isd.k12.in.us Website: http://www.deafhoosiers.com/ Mission Statement-The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. An EO Employer -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position available Therapist II (Signing) Regional Mental Health Center Lake County, Indiana Masters degree in Social Work or related field. Must be able to use ASL to communicate with deaf clients. Ability to work with children, adolescents and adults. Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities. Minimum of two years of experience required. License preferred. You May mail, fax, or e-mail your resume to: Geminus Corporation Attn: Recruiting 8400 Louisiana Street Merrillville, IN 46410 or mailto:diane.Johnson@geminus.org or Fax: 219-757-1810 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Vacancy Notice Total Communication/Auditory Oral Early Childhood Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind position located at Nampa, Idaho Begin Date: August 2009 Nature of Work: Develop and implement a continuum of educational activities for D/HH preschool age children; develop IEP goals and attend other meetings required for the delivery of educational services; teach one session of total communication and one session of auditory oral preschool; other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement; Early Childhood Endorsement preferred; Experience teaching deaf children in Total Communication/Auditory Oral Settings; Bachelor's degree required, Master?s degree preferred. Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package included. To Apply: Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of recommendations to: Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind ATTN: Human Resources 1450 Main St Gooding, ID 83330 Location: Parkview Early Learning Center, Nampa, Idaho Closing Date: Open until filled. Successful candidate will be required to furnish a background check within three months of employment per Idaho Code 33-130. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Vacancy Notice Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (ASLIE) National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY DESCRIPTION: NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence. It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100 American cities in which to raise a family. The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven. Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and students. In addition, the ASLIE department educates students seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English interpretation. Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID stakeholders as well as national stakeholders; and provide programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and ASL/English Interpreting education. Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until position is filled. For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career Zone: http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398 Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Principal Phoenix Day School for the Deaf Phoenix, Arizona to read position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/pdsd-principal/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 6/28/09 - revised posting) position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: - Assistant Director of Residential Services http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752 - Residential Advisor http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc - Teacher (Blind/Deaf) http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc - Reading Content Specialist http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc - Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly) http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 6/28/09 - revised posting) more position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: - HS Math Teacher http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc - Teacher - Middle School Science http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc - Teacher - Reading Content Specialist http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated June 28th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - * Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA * Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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