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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


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-speechtrick/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/ .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Offer from ATT and Harris-Wireless! For a limited time only, order and activate a new account from ATT and they will waive the activation fee. This means you could save up to $36 by ordering ATT Wireless service from Harris-Wireless today! Don't miss this limited time offer to save $$$! Offer ends midnight June 1, 2009. For more information, go to: http://www.harris-wireless.com/link/?www.harris-wireless.com?sr=ddg053109 or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with representatives licensed and registered in 49 states and the District of Columbia. 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Dial csdvrs.tv to make your call today! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- http://www.georgiarelay.org/ Staying Connected: Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 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. .. 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. .. 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 .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 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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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. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 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! .............................................................. .............................................................. 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! 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. .. 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) .. 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 .. 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. .. Wish List of the Week: that Supreme Court Justice-nominee Sotomayor will favor the deaf in her future Supreme Court decisions .. 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 . 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 .. DeafNumbers of the Week: 11 - is the number of deaf priests we have in USA .. 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 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 5/31/09 - 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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