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DeafDigest Gold – May 24, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - May 24, 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-massachusetts/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-deafgamblers/ .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Offer from Verizon Wireless and Harris-Wireless! Order and activate a new account from Verizon Wireless from May 22nd through May 25th, 2009, and they will credit the activation fee. This means you could save up to $35 by ordering Verizon Wireless service from Harris-Wireless today! Don't miss this limited time offer to save $$$! 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This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week We have many talented deaf artists; we also have many deaf individuals that appreciate Deaf Art. Put both together and we have a Deaf Art showing called "Sonic Chromatic" that is taking place next week at the Tamarind Art Gallery in New York. Spearheading these efforts is Azadeh Malekan, a deaf intern at the Tamarind Art Gallery. .. Otolaryngologist Charles Limb, not deaf, probably loves music much more than his profession of Otolaryngology. Anyway he made news this week by saying that the way the brain functions to musical sounds could lead to better treatment on hearing loss! Using the sensitive imaging equipment, he has analyzed the way the brain works and feels with some tinkering here and there, hearing loss treatment could be done. He operates out of Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Institute. Not surprisingly, he, as a doctor, lectures musical students on how to use computers to enhance music! .. Gallaudet University is hosting the first time ever Deaf Interpreter Conference next month in June. It would be interesting to learn of the issues addressed by deaf interpreters. Unlike hearing interpreters, deaf interpreters do not earn a full time living in this profession - unless they interpret for the deaf-blind. Also, they are "third party" interpreters, re-interpreting the interpreted words by "first party" interpreters on behalf of deaf clients whose knowledge of English is weak. .. For the benefit of DeafDigest subscribers that love sports, a feature, discontinued few years ago, has been re-introduced. It is DeafSports, and the link is as: http://deafdigest.com/deafsports Every week in the Gold edition, a new DeafSports column will be posted. It is separate from DeafDigest Sports. .. (revised announcement) 2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/insideathletics/SummerCamp/index - Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls) - Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls) - Boys' Shooting Camp, basketball - Boys' Basketball Camp for more information (dates, fees, etc), go to the above web site .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. ALL SILENT CALL PRODUCTS ARE 10% OFF! During the entire month of May all Silent Call products are 10% off. Whether it's a Carbon Monoxide Detector, Weather Alert System, Shake-Up Kit or your choice of several different Transmitters, you can count on Silent Call to keep your home safe and secure. Call now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or go to: http://www.weitbrecht.com to order (use code WCID509 when ordering). To receive our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. Closed Captioning Survey - FCC wants to hear from you! Are you happy with closed captioning? Frustrated? What problems do you have? CSD and partners - the National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH, the National Association of the Deaf, the Hearing Loss Association of America and a representative of the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology - have developed a closed captioning survey to further address captioning issues around the nation. We ask that you take some time to fill out the survey. Please go to http://dtv.c-s-d.org/survey and share your thoughts. We offer another way of completing the survey - call the CSD DTV Help Center, and have the agent fill it out for you! This innovative Help Center call can receive traditional phone calls, and also TTY, relay, videophone, and CapTel calls. This means that regardless of the level of hearing loss, the Help Center is equipped to handle any call type preference. Below is contact information: - Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968) - TTY: 1-877-TTY-4CSD (1-877-889-4273) - Direct Videophone via Number: 866-351-1950 or 866-401-3519 - Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV; DTV04.CSD.TV; - AIM: DTVCSR07 or DTVCSR008 CSD created a humorous video explaining more about the closed captioning survey. To see it, please visit: http://dtv.c-s-d.org CSD will compile survey statistics and submit to the FCC. .............................................................. .............................................................. A CRAZY LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS For many years in Massachusetts, all deaf clubs broke the law. The state had an old law that requires all movie projectionists to have a state license! Why? We do not know. This means that deaf clubs in the state that show captioned films were in violation of the law. Fortunately, no deaf projectionists were arrested! Today, it seems not to be a problem because movie films are old fashioned; we watch movies with DVDs. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-massachusetts/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) .............................................................. (revised posting) Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in Sign Language -- Special Discounted Rates * ***Professional Workshops** Offered in Sign Language **Summer is fast approaching...take advantage of our discounted rates and* *REGISTER TODAY http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/registration.html ! * *Register by May 22, 2009 to Receive _10% Off _**Register with a Friend or Co-worker to Receive _20% Off _**Register with Two Friends or Co-workers to Receive _30% Off_* *DiiT is offering many **NEW** workshops for the first time!* /Click on any of the workshop titles for more information./ _ _*_DiiT Workshop Series on Business_* Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html -- June 15-19, 2009 Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office.html -- July 13-17, 2009 _ _*_DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing **NEW**_* Basic Workplace Correspondence http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html -- June 22-26, 2009 Basic Report Writing in the Workplace http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html -- June 29 - July 3, 2009 *_DiiT Workshop Series on _*_*Engineering **NEW***_ Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html -- June 8-12, 2009 Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html -- July 15-17, 2009 (Date Change) Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html -- June 15-19, 2009 Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html -- June 15-19, 2009 Solid Modeling with SolidWorks http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html -- June 22-26, 2009 *_DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication_* Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html -- June 8-12, 2009 Self-Publishing a Book http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html -- June 15-19, 2009 Adobe Flash CS4 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html -- June 22-26, 2009 Wide Format Printing http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html -- June 22-26, 2009 Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html -- July 13-17, 2009 *_DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology_* Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html -- June 8-12, 2009 JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html -- June 15-19, 2009 PHP 6 and MySQL 5 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html -- July 13-17, 2009 PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html -- July 13-17, 2009 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 http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ at the Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York. *To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a *Workshop Registration Form http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html * 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). Please forward this email on to anyone you think might be interested in these workshops. .............................................................. KICKING OUT THE DEAF GAMBLERS Many Americans love to gamble. Many deaf people also love to gamble. There are many deaf poker tournaments everywhere. For many years the annual national deaf basketball tournament, run by American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD) attracted well known deaf gamblers. They liked to place bets on their favorite deaf teams. Not any more. The AAAD is also no more, replaced by USA Deaf Basketball Association (USADB). And the USADB officers are strict. Anyone caught gambling on tournament games will be kicked out of the gym! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-deafgamblers/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) HOW TO TRAP AN IMPORTANT PERSON? We need to find ways to trap an important person, and make him listen to our requests. In the past, the important person was Julius Barnathan, the ABC engineer, who alone, would decide the fate of closed captioning. Mac Norwood, who fought for closed captioning, knew that Julius appreciated good liquor. Both men spent many hours at watering holes in New York, discussing captioning issues. Eventually Barnathan agreed, and rest is history for us. There are many other issues. An example would be the state Commissioner of Education, whose decision could continue or close a school for the deaf. If he likes to go fishing, go fishing with him; if he likes to watch a baseball game, go to a game with him, if he likes to place bets at a gambling casino, go gamble with him. Important people tend to listen in much relaxed conditions. FATHER OF CONGRESSIONAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE A popular recreational activity among young people that work in Congress is softball. They play in the Congressional Softball League. This Washington, DC league has been in existence since the early seventies. Whose idea it was to establish the league? As a young man, Howard Gorrell, who is deaf, worked for the National Republican Party. As a former college athlete and a Deaflympics athlete, he wanted to play competitive softball. His organizational skills helped found the league! One of his softball teammates was the father of the famous actress Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls TV series). Howard remembers Lauren, as that cute tot, always running around, and getting into the way of players on the field! Howard eventually moved on to deaf softball teams and one season, his team won the national deaf softball championship. Looking back, he said: Playing congressional softball is the GREATEST thing to do on the Hill! Gorrell is still involved with sports, overseeing the US national deaf tennis program. HAIR SALON IN JAPAN There are hair salons everywhere in the world, especially in Omura City, in the southern part of Japan. One such salon is named "Hair Salon Teru" and is owned by Tsutomu Miyamoto. He is deaf. BIG NEWS IN PHILIPPINES Recently a deaf man was hired to work in a court house in Philippines. The newspapers wrote up the hiring as something so sensational. In USA, we are so used to seeing deaf people work for high profile employers (United Nations, Capitol Hill, New York Mets, an American embassy, etc). Not that so in Philippines! 10 THINGS THEY WON'T TELL YOU We all have things we won't tell other people. Whether this trait is good or bad, just keep in mind it is human nature. We're all equally guilty. Now what about us, the deaf? These professionals won't tell us what they know: - audiologist - vocational rehabilitation counselor - educators of the deaf - interpreters - oral educators - Cued speech professionals - CI patients - CI surgeons - Hearing aid dealers - ADA advisors There may be others, but above is enough for starters! AN INTERPRETER CARTOON ON A WEB SITE Do click on: http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/ComicArchive/166-1.htm The cartoon characters have an odd way of getting warmed up before a classroom lecture is to begin. TALES FROM FORMER DEAF DOMINO'S PIZZA DRIVERS (new series - to be run on a weekly basis until list of tales run out) On my second day of my new job as a Domino's Pizza Driver, the store was robbed. I was pushed away by the robber. The store manager yelled at the robber that I was deaf. Scared hearing drivers quit. I continued with the job and was one of the two witnesses at the robber's court trial! If you are a former Deaf Domino 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 story said: he is now officially deaf To be officially deaf? As if the judge stamped his approval on papers to certify the person as deaf? .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 almost 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 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. Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost per person may be as low as $129 per person! Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com - A brand new DVD "Upper Body Stretching for Repetitive Motion Injuries -- Prevention and Rehabilitation especially for deaf people who use their upper bodies a lot, and also appropriate for signers and interpreters -- 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! The White House has been presented with a list of recommendations on how to improve accessibility by the deaf on credit card web sites. The major issue is that sound activated links are pretty much useless to us, the deaf. Instead, these links need to be tagged so that we, the deaf, will know what these are all about. .. DeafLibrary Page of the Week Decibels (Comparing decibels - noise levels) http://deafdigest.com/decibels/ (on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic will be featured every week) .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Dimitri Kanevsky deaf engineer at IBM, currently holds 112 patents with more patents coming up; he is IBM's Deaf Edison (yes, we all know that Edison was deaf) http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1121448.html .. Question of the week: Q. I wish to adopt a deaf child. What advice would you have for me? A. Do sign up with the web site at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DeafHOH-Adoption/ these participants will share their advice and tips with you 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: that instead of threatening schools for the deaf with closing, just give them more money .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1907 - Sexton Manufacturing Company in Fairfield, IL, posted a request in a local newspaper, asking for 150 deaf employees to work in their clothes manufacturing plant. . Deaf and the Money: Year 1866 - the Gallaudet baseball team challenged Union, a local semi pro baseball team to a game. The game was a sell out. Union's share of gate proceeds - $2,000 Gallaudet's share of gate proceeds - zero! It was a painful lesson for Gallaudet students not to overlook potential gate proceeds when signing game contracts with hearing opponents Taking inflation into consideration, $2,000 would have been approximately $50,000 nowadays! .. DeafNumbers of the Week: Vint Cerf, the father of the Internet, is deaf and wears a CI. He is the world's #1 authority on issues concerning the Internet. Anyway, in his private life, he maintains a private library. How many books does he have in his own home library? over 10.000 books .. (re-introduced feature) 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Technology Teacher Rochester School for the Deaf Rochester, NY DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: September 1, 2009 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students, with technology as the primary focus. Serve as a resource to teachers and students in the area of technology. Serve on Technology Curriculum Committee. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success. Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests. Write and implement student IEPs. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf or computer technology. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience working with Deaf students and classroom integration of technology. Advanced Rating on the SCPI. FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO Rochester School for the Deaf 1545 St. Paul Street Rochester, New York 14621 Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview. CLOSING DATE: Open until filled RSD is an EOE and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking qualified candidates - Teacher of the Deaf - Teacher Assistant positions Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to interview for Teacher of the Deaf and Teacher Assistant positions for the 2009-2010 school year. Areas of interest include - HIGH SCHOOL: * Earth & Space Science/Biology * School-to-Work Coordinator * Teacher Aide (Full-Time) ELEMENTARY: * Supervising Teacher * 2 Teachers of Applied Curriculum students * Communication Center Teacher * Teacher Aide (Intermittent) PRESCHOOL: * Teacher Aide (Full-Time) * Teacher Aide (Intermittent) The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, residential school, founded in 1843, which serves a student population of 425+ students with more the 25% living in the residential halls. ISD is nationally recognized for its on-going commitment to bilingual/bicultural education for Deaf students. ISD seeks Teaching candidates who possess the following qualifications/qualities: - Indiana (or equivalent) Teacher's License - Certification in subject area - Commitment to bilingual/bicultural education - Ability to deliver curriculum utilizing a variety of teaching methods - Individuals who love working with children/adolescents/young adults - 3.0 or above score on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview - Knowledge of child development and successful educational techniques - Excellent communication and human-relations skills - Individuals who excel in both leadership and teamwork roles Benefits: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave. Application Procedure: Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to: Indiana School for the Deaf Attn: Human Resources 1200 E 42nd St Indianapolis, IN 46205 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Employment Opportunity Executive Director Mississippi School for the Deaf Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Department of Education 359 North West Street, Suite 359 P.O. Box 771 Jackson, MS 39205-0771 Position Vacancy: Executive Director, Mississippi School for the Deaf Go to http://www.mde.k12.ms.us for job description Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. The Mississippi Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Director Chicago Hearing Society Chicago, Illinois Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center is currently seeking a Director for its Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) division. CHS offers a comprehensive array of direct and support services for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, including both a social service (youth program, domestic violence, advocacy) and business components (interpreting services, audiology clinic). http://www.chicagohearingsociety.org Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for insuring the organization's mission, core values and strategic direction are met and, in such a manner, that optimum results are achieved based on budget and performance indicators. Evaluate business and marketing practices to recommend and implement improvements in order to improve financial strength. Additionally the Director will: maintain an active and visible role in the Deaf community to market the services of CHS and Anixter Center; determine the scope and extent of unmet advocacy needs to develop potential gap-filling services and funding requests; and participate in the regularly scheduled meetings of the Deaf Social Services Providers and other established community networks. Qualifications: Minimum of 10 years of related experience including at least 5 years of supervisory experience. Work experience should include fiscal and program management responsibilities. Master's degree desired; Business/marketing degree preferred. Must be able to communicate fluently using American Sign Language (ASL); demonstrated cultural competency within the Deaf community. Anixter Center, an EOE, affirms the values and goals of diversity. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. If you would like to support our mission to assist people with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community, send cover letter and resume to (digital submissions encouraged): mailto:hr@anxiter.org Fax: 773-973-5268 Human Resources/CHS Anixter Center 6610 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 5/24/09 - 3 new positions) position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: (new) - Instructor I http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc (new) - Micro Systems Support Tech http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc (new) - Residential Advisor http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc - High School Graduation Coach http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 - Middle School Language Arts Teacher http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc - Speech Language Pathologist http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc - Assistant Director for Instruction http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.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 May 24th) - 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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