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DeafDigest Gold – May 31, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - May 31, 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-speechtrick/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week

  What does Don Rhoten, Superintendent, Western
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, have to say about
changes involving the school for the deaf at
Scranton?

  He said:

WPSD continues to work under the assumption that 
there will be a new school for the deaf and hard 
of hearing in Northeastern Pennsylvania this Fall. 
The withdrawal of the law suit further confirms that.
This week I announced that Dr. Nancy Benham will be 
transferring from WPSD to the new Scranton School 
where she will serve as the principal. For the past 
two years, Dr Benham has been the coordinator of 
WPSD's early intervention program.....Choices for 
Children. Prior that, she was an assistant professor 
at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Benham, her husband Roy and their daughter Grace, 
will move to Scranton in July. Grace is presently a 
student in WPSD's preschool and will enroll as a first 
grader in the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Children.

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   Could a 2-time CI failure be a success in real life?
Of course. And Mike Anderle, who is late-deafened,
won an election for a seat on the Lacon, Illinois
town council. 
   Deaf at the age of 34 because of illness that
threatened his life, he went through two CI surgeries,
both failures each time.
   He does not use sign language and will rely on 
CART to allow him to follow the proceedings at the
council meetings.

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   Here is an update on Ken Fisher with his Deaf Beer
brews.
   
June 11th - Golden City Brewing in Colorado will be
brewing "Grateful Deaf Summer Sue Wheat" in Colorado 

June 11th - same beer brewed at Elland Brewery,
Huddersfield, England

June 14th - private keg tapping party at a pub

June 26th - Keg Tapping Party at Golden City Brewing

July 4th week - same beer on tap at The White Horse Pub, 
in Parsons Greene, London

July 17th - Birra del Borgo, Rome, Italy with a different
beer called  Grateful Deaf ESB (different hops and yeast)

July 21st - new Grateful Deaf beer, called GD HopHeads 
Delight ESB at eLAND brewing in Great Britain

July 21st - same new beer above on tap at the White Horse

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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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:
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- TTY: 1-877-TTY-4CSD (1-877-889-4273)
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- Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV; DTV04.CSD.TV; 
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CSD created a humorous video explaining more about the closed 
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CSD will compile survey statistics and submit to the FCC.

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A PERFECT SPEECH TRICK
   Many deaf people cannot speak well. But many hearing
people think some of these deaf people can speak very well.
   There is a trick. Some words are difficult to be
pronounced; some words are easily pronounced.
   The smart deaf person would communicate with the hearing
by only using words that are easy to pronounce, and by
avoiding hard to pronounce words.
   Growing up in New York, DeafDigest editor graduated from
Charles Evans Hughes High School. It was hard to pronounce
the high school name. Luckily, the high school changed its
name from Textile HS to Charles Evans Hughes High School.
Many people knew about the old Textile HS, and it was much
easier to pronounce Textile than to pronounce Charles Evans 
Hughes.
   This is the pronunciation trick that fooled hearing
people.


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

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

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(revised posting, May 31st - deadline extended to June 5th)

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-- June 15-19, 2009

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MENU FOR DEAF AT MCDONALD'S
   This is a true story. A deaf person drove past a McDonald's
place and saw the sign that said "special menus for the deaf."
   Curious, he drove to the window counter and asked for the
deaf menu. The woman behind the counter gave him a Braille menu
for the blind!
   Seems McDonald's gives Braille menus to blind drivers at the
window counter?
   
- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/

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


A RELAY CALL FREAKING OUT A BANK
   DeafDigest editor received in the mail a replacement
credit card, saying that the current credit card had
been compromised. He was required to contact the bank
to get the new credit card activated.
   A relay service was used to contact the bank,
and without warning the response from the bank was
that the new card was declined!
   That left the DeafDigest editor with two bad
credit cards - the current card and the "declined"
new card. Something fishy was going on.
   Puzzled, DeafDigest editor continued to contact
the bank, via relay, and the message was still
the same - card was declined.
   Two weeks later, he received a letter from the
bank saying they were trying to reach him on 
telephone (voice) with no luck. This was in reference
to the "new" card that the bank repeatedly declined.
   It took 3 days to finally to get through the
bank - it was learned that fraudulent purchases
took place with the card they just distributed.
It got all straightened out and the new card has
been activated.
   The question is - was the bank freaked out by
a relay call - because many credit card companies
have been burned by fraudulent purchases made through
relay calls?


TO DENY AT ONE'S RISK
   Many people deny their hearing loss, just nod their
heads and pretend they understand what is being said.
   This may have cost a deaf man his life. He was
sent to a hospital in Great Britain because of
a medical issue. He was given a call belt for him to
press the button to seek assistance of a nurse. He
gave the impression he understood the instructions.
   He fell down, and his head hit the floor. No one
knew about it until it was too late.
   Would it be possible if he realized the call belt
was for his safety, he would have pressed the button
immediately after the fall?
   This is what the coroner is trying to figure out.



YOUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION
   Suppose you were at a small party, where other
well-to deaf individuals are mingling with each
other, would you be tempted to ask one of them
a very important question?
   Remember that at informal parties, these people
are there to relax and enjoy themselves to take
pressures off them for a few hours. And they may
not appreciate being asked about work during 
evenings and on weekends.
   Anyway, you spot these following individuals
at the party:

- deaf superintendent of a school for the deaf
- deaf CEO of a big deaf social service agency
- deaf professor at a college Deaf Education program
- deaf owner of a big deaf devices store
- deaf editor of a popular deaf newspaper
- deaf director of state commission for the deaf
- deaf director of state VR agency for the deaf

   Would you dare ask one of them a question that
you were curious about for a long time but would
not dare ask in the past?


CALLING THE DEAF AS FREAKS?
   Chuck Shepherd is a famous syndicated columnist
of "News of the Weird" which is carried in many
American newspapers.
   He once wrote about people with "pronounced genetic
abnormalities" citing the deaf as an example.
   Is he, in polite way, calling us, the deaf, as
freaks?
   He'd better not!


THESE RESTAURANT TABLES
   How many of us enter a restaurant and look around
and see if there are round tables? Almost all tables
are square.
   For a party of 2 or 4, a square table is fine.
But for a deaf party of 6 or more people, a round table
is a must. Yet not too many restaurants have round
table, possibly because of space concerns.


BEING DEAF AND A SOUND ENGINEER
   There was a story in a British newspaper of a deaf
man who is a sound engineer.
    A deaf man working as a sound engineer? As if he
works with different types of sounds.
   Yes, but in the case of that deaf man, not quite.
He owns a hearing aid dealership, and the newspaper
reporter wrote him up as a sound engineer (with
hearing aids).
   Different nations; different phrases.



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF DOMINO'S PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

during the Gallaudet Deaf President Now rebellion in
1988, I broke my personal record of most tips earned
ever!


If you are a former Deaf Domino Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A deaf social worker at a deaf service agency, telling
his deaf clients:

I am not deaf; I am hard of hearing, and I want to be
known that way


This "hard of hearing" deaf social worker does not wear a
hearing aid, nor a CI and is not able to discriminate
anything that comes out of a telephone or a radio!

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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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Are deaf students, attending religious schools in
Ontario, entitled to government help (interpreters,
CART, etc)?
   The province says no. The litigants are saying
yes. As a result, a court hearing is going on
right now.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Occupations

Yes, the deaf can do anything except to hear; yet there seems
to be occupations where we do not find any deaf individuals
around. What are these occupations?

Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/occupations/



(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Donna Drake, daughter & Race Drake, father

http://deafdigest.com/race-drake/

Donna Drake is a former president of Gallaudet University
Alumni Association; she is a retired principal at
Florida School for the Deaf & Blind.

Race Drake, at age of 95, is Gallaudet University football
team's oldest surviving player. He will be 96 in August;
and during the thirties, he was the Gallaudet football hero;
a one-man team during these seasons of bad Gallaudet teams

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Question of the week:

Q. Last week's DeafDigest said that in a certain
Annapolis, MD neighborhood, there were four sports
celebrity residents. How would a hearing person
"know immediately" that these neighbors were
such sports stars?

A. Not quite "immediately" but eventually. Once
friendships are struck, 99 percent of these hearing
people like to talk.



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 Supreme Court Justice-nominee Sotomayor will
favor the deaf in her future Supreme Court decisions

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1925 - good or bad year for deaf drivers?

Bad news - state of New Jersey threatened to ban
deaf drivers

Good news - deaf drivers finally allowed by Virginia
legislators to drive cars

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Deaf and the Money:

- money saved $400,000 per year by a school district
when it closed its mainstreamed program, shifting
deaf students to the county board of education

- money costing same county (above) $800,000
for paying the county board of education to
educate these same shifted deaf students

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

11 - is the number of deaf priests we have in USA

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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!

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position openings
Assisted Living Aides
Elwyn, Inc
Media, PA (suburban Philadelphia)

Elwyn Inc, a nonprofit human services organization located in
suburban Philadelphia (Media) PA is currently accepting
applications for the following full time and part time positions:

- Assisted Living Aides:
Assist elderly individuals with activities of daily living and
socialization in Valley View Assisted Living Community for the
Deaf, a retirement home for the elderly Deaf


Minimum requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent and a
current driver's license with a safe driving record.


All positions require sign language fluency and a true desire to help
others.

Elwyn provides an excellent benefits package including tuition
reimbursement, life insurance, pension plan, tax sheltered annuity,
credit union, paid training and free parking in a supportive, caring
environment.

Please visit http://www.elwyn.org to find out more about Elwyn
(click on Deaf Services).

Resumes can be sent to Carole Surdyke at:

Email: mailto:carole_surdyke@elwyn.org

Fax: 610-891-2623

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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/

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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(updated 5/31/09 - 1 new position)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

(newest announcement - 5/31/09)
- Assistant Director of Residential Services 
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752

- Instructor I
http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc

-  Micro Systems Support Tech
http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc

- 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 31st)

- 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

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