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DeafDigest Gold – May 3, 2009

DeafDigest Gold – May 3, 2009

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

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-advocate/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-robots/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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News of the Week

This is a repeated reminder – as it was already
announced in yesterday’s Blue edition.

It is a rule in the business world that every web site
needs to get a facelift every 2-3 years just to keep things
interesting.
DeafDigest is pleased to announce its facelift,
which is so completely different from the old web site
that many of you have gotten used to.
It contains many new features. Please jump to:

http://deafdigest.com

Happy surfing, all of you!

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A new acronym is going on at the Gallaudet campus.
It is LRSP, which stands for Long Range Strategic Plan,
for the years 2010 – 2015.
Issues challenging, as well as enhancing, Gallaudet’s
future were addressed during the Gallaudet board of trustees’
work sessions that took place last week.
Every decade means dealing with new issues and new
challenges, and Gallaudet is no different from other
institutions of higher learning.
Gallaudet has thrived in the past. It will continue
to thrive in the future.

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DeafDigest mentioned last week a CI bill in
Wisconsin that passed legislation. A provision in this
bill, that many of us are not aware of, includes hearing
aids.
How did this bill come into being? It was supported,
rather strongly by the Governor’s Council for the
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a mixed group
of ASL and oral individuals.
Said an insider – it was a political bill,
considered a win-win situation by the deaf and the
oral factions on the council.
As a sidebar, the State Superintendent’s Council
for Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
working on a Wisconsin Agenda, which wishes to provide
an unbiased information on CI’s and use of ASL.
Again, said the insider – we have a lot of
stuff going on!

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There is a for deaf travelers wanting to cruise on
the Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises for vacation
trips.
If the trip starts and ends outside of USA borders,
interpreters will not be provided. Interpreters will be
provided, however, if the cruise touches parts of USA.
The cruise officials cited increased costs in
providing interpreters as the reason.
The Deaf Community is already up in arms!

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2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/insideathletics/SummerCamp/index

– Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls)
– Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls)
– Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer Camp
– Girls’ Shooting Camp, basketball
– Girls’ Basketball Camp
– Boys’ Football Camp (Age 13-18)
– Boys’ Shooting Camp, basketball
– Boys’ Basketball Camp

Age for all sports except football: 10-18
Age for football: 13-18

for more information (dates, fees, etc), go to the
above web site

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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

– education support services
– clinical services
– job skills training
– employment support
– life skills training
– school to work transition planning
– community involvement
– recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net

or click on:

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BUSIEST TASK AT DEAF SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
We have many deaf social service agencies in
USA. These agencies do “everything” – ASL classes,
interpreting services, hearing aid tests, job
referral services, counseling, etc.
What is the busiest task one deaf service
agency has to do?
It is advocacy – speaking to legislators,
lawyers, newspaper reporters, public speeches
on many deaf problems (child abuse, drugs,
alcoholism, crimes, suicide threats, etc.

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-advocate/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology – 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule

The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce its
2009 Summer Workshop Schedule!

DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business
Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics!

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 in
Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY)
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing — (NEW!!!)

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering — (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s); June 8-10, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture June 15-19,
2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html

18. PHP 6 and MySQL 5; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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SMART OR DUMB ROBOTS
In future there will be robots that will help
the deaf in communications. Two examples are robots
that can read lips, or robots that can do ASL.
Smart robots? Yes and no. A robot can do one task
only but cannot do all tasks. A robot can lipread but
cannot do ASL or a robot can do ASL but cannot lipread.
So are robots smart or dumb?

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-robots/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

GENETICS OR METABOLOMICS
For years we know what Deaf Genetics mean – either
to engineer a “perfect” baby that will not be deaf
OR to engineer a deaf baby.
Now we are see a new phrase – Metabolomics.
While DeafDigest editor is not sure how to describe it
in layman’s language, one could click on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolomics

Deaf Baby via Deaf Genetics or via Deaf Metabolomics?

A DEAF MUSICIAN WE NEVER HEARD OF
We have a professional musician, always touring
with his performing group. He is a graduate of
New England Conservatory of Music. He is deaf. Yet
many of us have never heard of him.
This musician is Jon Seiger, and he does not
hide his deafness!
A story on him is at:
http://www.sonicgarden.com/sonic-web/artist.cfm?artistid=7080

A GOOD COMPUTER GAME FOR THE DEAF
DeafDigest editor is not into computer games or
into gaming, but many subscribers are.
Here is one web site, which says one game is good
for the deaf.
It is at:

http://ablegamers.com/web-games/531-risk-with-kirby.html

Another one is at:

http://ablegamers.com/web-games/525-ioos-web-game-of-the-week-collider.html

DEAF PHOTOGRAPHER WITH OTHER HEARING PHOTOGRAPHERS
During major sporting events in the San Francisco
Bay area, one could possibly spot deaf photographer
Michael Pimentel taking pictures on the playing
floor.
Does he ever fight with other photographers
for better picture-taking spots?
He said “Never fight; we always push
each other or the fans all the time for
better shots.”
His pictures can be seen at:

http://www.michaelpimentel.com/

VALUE OF DEAF EDUCATION AT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
There was a newspaper write up, posted on a
web site, that said Education of the Deaf was the
5th most popular degree conferred by Utah State
University.
To be fair, this 5th billing was split between
Deaf Education and Communicative Disorders, which
may or may not be related to deafness issues.
Bottom line is – how many of these graduates
will stick with Deaf Education ten and twenty
years down the road!

ERADICATING DEAFNESS IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
A newspaper story, posted on a web site, said:

The only cochlear implant surgeon in this province
says deafness is a disability which is being eradicated in
Newfoundland and Labrador

Huh! To eradicate means to completely remove,
and in this case, to have deafness disappear completely
in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Realistic? No, and besides, a deaf person implanted
with a CI is still a deaf person regardless!

HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAF
Many hearing people don’t know how to communicate
with the deaf.
A good web site to help the hearing communicate
with the deaf is at:

http://www.wikihow.com/Communicate-With-Deaf-People

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Living under a deaf sentence

A bitter late-deafened person made that comment.
It is unfortunate that he had to make that comment;
we have several national organizations that help
the late deafened deal with their deafness.

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30th World’s Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009

Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs. A Legal Interpreting track is being featured.

Over 100 hours of classes also ASL and ITP teachers, and beginning,
intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many
interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in a one-stop
venue at significant cost savings. Get a group as small as five to
register at huge savings of $140 each!

Crom Saunders, Keith Wann, Trix Bruce and many nationally
known presenters are featured.

Check http://www.DrSign.com for details

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com
Consider “Oh See, Can You Say?” by Maureen Longo Tuccelli. She shows how
to make an excellent voicing product using a clip of Peter Cook. This
75-minute DVD is excellent for ITP teachers and students!

“Oh See, Can You See? shows dozens of grammatical principles
and will help ITP and ASL students understand what they see. This
is a 55-minute DVD.

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run 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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
Much speculation is already going on about Justice
David Souter’s retirement. Big question is – who will
Obama appoint?
His appointment may impact on us, as far as ADA
regulations are concerned. Some justices are strict
with ADA language; some justices are flexible with
ADA language. Souter was a bit flexible, and so
would the new Justice be more flexible or less
flexible than Souter.
This is why we are holding our breaths awaiting
announcement of Obama’s appointment (and the eventual
Capitol Hill fight)!

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Rick Macomber, the top harness racing driver in Indiana;
he is on the very right side of the group picture

http://www.harnesslink.com/www/Article.cgi?ID=71742

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Question of the week:

Q. I have seen this phrase SCPI. What is it?

A. It is Sign Communication Proficiency Interview.
It means individuals that work at schools for the
deaf must master sign language skills within a
certain time frame, like 2 or 3 years.

As explained by a SLPI coordinator at a school for the deaf:

I conduct the taped interview. My raters rate the tapes.
Every job at the school has different signing levels. For
a teacher, the minimum level is Intermediate and the
preferred level is Advanced. You must have the a minimum
level qualify for the job and you have 2 years to get to
the preferred level. For Maintenance or Housekeeping, the
minimum level is No Functional Skills and the preferred
level is Survival level. We can hire anyone for these 2
positions without rating their signing skills but they
have to meet the preferred level within 2 years.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that Obama will nominate a pro-ADA Justice to
replace the retiring Supreme Court Justice
Souter, who was only mildly flexible

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1980 – a radio ham (himself an electronics
expert) and his deaf wife came up with the first
“deaf pager”

It was a primitive set up but it worked. They used
a tiny TTY device which was hooked to a portable radio
ham device. They would first use voice to identify
themselves with each other, and then use the TTY
to send text messages. They tried it at a huge
convention hall and it worked

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Deaf and the Money:

Q. Is it worth to get hurt while fighting other fellow
employees just to grab the hidden $1.00 bill in an
employee bathroom?

A. For several employees, it was worth it! Some years
back, a deaf service agency executive director was upset
that the agency bathroom was untidy and messy and that
no one bothered to clean it up after use. To make his
point loud and clear he hid a $1.00 bill on the floor
under the sink. Several days later, the $1.00 bill was
still on the floor. He then lectured his employees in a
staff meeting. All of a sudden some of them ran to the
bathroom trying to grab that $1.00 bill. Some of them
came back hurt, bloody, bruised, aching and limping!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

21 – the number of TV entertainment-award programs on
TV (Oscar, Tony, Emmy, etc)

0 – the number of Deaf Entertainment Award events

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full-time and part-time openings
– Residential Counselors
– Counselor Aides
– Night Watch people
The Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

The Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf in Pittsburgh, PA has
full-time and part-time openings for ASL fluent individuals
in the residential component of the program.

Experience working with troubled youth and autism preferred.

Openings include Residential Counselor, Counselor Aide,
and Night Watch.

Requirements vary depending on position and may range from
High School Diploma/GED to Bachelor’s degree.

All positions require appropriate FBI & PA state checks.

Detailed information can be found on our web site:
http://www.pressleyridge.org/careers

or by contacting Bryan Gibbons; Staffing Coordinator
mailto:bgibbons@pressleyridge.org, (voice) 412-872-9449, or
(fax) 412-872-9469.

EOE

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position opening
Senior Institutional Researcher
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
To support institutional program planning, evaluation, and decision
making by conducting NTID’s institutional research to design and
execute research studies including data analysis, interpretation,
reporting and development of recommendations. Prepare periodic
reports for institutional units, state and federal agencies,
accrediting bodies, and other external groups, including monitoring
and analyzing reporting requirements, and auditing/verifying data.
Assist users in defining data needs and interpreting results of
analyses; define and assist in developing comprehensive,
integrated management information systems. Write application programs

REQUIRED:
– Advanced degree in: data analysis and interpretation or related
field; statistics; education or deaf studies with sufficient
statistical skills.

– Minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education with a heavy
emphasis on research methods, forecasting, assessment, data
management, data analysis and reporting, and occupational studies.

– Large-scale database management and analytic skills.

– Familiarity with encryption and other data handling
confidentiality techniques.

– Highly focused experience in producing information on educational
issues such as enrollment reporting and forecasting, student
persistence/retention, job placement.

– Extensive SAS programming skills ? sample program written by
applicant required to be submitted with applications materials.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. We are
seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Resume deadline May 15th
For more details and to apply on line please go to:

https://mycareer.rit.edu RIT Career Zone

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30037

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Job opening
Information Program Coordinator
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, Kentucky

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
accepting applications for Information Program Coordinator
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

This position coordinates all information and referral activities
on deaf and hard of hearing services and programs on a
state-wide basis; and utilizes a wide variety of communication
methods, such as American Sign Language, to serve deaf and hard
of hearing citizens of Kentucky with their information, referral,
and advocacy needs.

The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Requirements: Graduate of a college or university with a
bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have two years of administrative
experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing.

Typical Working Conditions: Work is typically performed in an office
setting and requires travel both in and out of state. Ability to
communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals with a wide
variety of communication modes is required.

You may download an application and apply online at:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=20101&siteid=5031

For a more complete job description, please email
mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov or call at 800-372-3907 and ask for
Ms. Rachel Morgan.

Deadline for Application: May 14, 2009

This position is open to hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf
applicants.

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion age, or disability in employment.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – English/Language Arts
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

DEPARTMENT: High School

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or High School Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position. Responsible for
instructional programming in academics, language development
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
PA Instructional I or Instructional II certification in Deaf
Education with a dual certification in English/Language Arts
required. Information on PA teaching certification may be found
on the PDE website ( http://www.pde.state.pa.us ).
website (www.pde.state.pa.us).

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI.
“Advanced” level skills preferred at hire.

FBI, PA Act 34, and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY:
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State?s teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
May 29, 2009

STARTING DATE:
August 17, 2009

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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positions openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position. Responsible for
instructional programming in academics, language development
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, an applicant must possess a PA Instructional I
or Instructional II certification in Deaf Education. A dual
certification in content area is preferred. (Information on PA
teaching certification may be found on the website
http://www.pde.state.pa.us ). Sign language skills of applicants
will be rated using the SLPI; “Advanced” level skills preferred
at time of hire. FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances
required.

SALARY:
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
May 29, 2009

STARTING DATE:
August 17, 2009

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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now hiring
Athletic Director/Extra Curricular Activities Director
Metro Deaf School/Minnesota North Star Academy
St. Paul, MN

Candidate would be responsible for Extra Curricular and Athletic
programs at our PreK-12 charter school for Deaf students.

This is Part time to Full time employment for the ’09-’10 school
year calendar with an annual salary commensurate with
experience and/or degree.

Further Information about our available positions can be reviewed
at our websites —
http://metrodeafschool.org/Job_Opportunities.html
http://www.mnnorthstaracademy.org/employment.html

To apply, send letter of interest and current resume to:

Metro Deaf School
ATTN: Director
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612

mailto:contact.us@metrodeafschool.org

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(updated 5/3/09 – 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

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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

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(updated May 3rd)

Exciting Career 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

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