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DeafDigest – 15 February 2009

DeafDigest Gold - February 15, 2009

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Sale Pricing on New Silent Call Signature Series

Harris Communications is pleased to introduce the new 
Signature Series from Silent Call.

This new 418MHz alerting system allows you freedom and 
flexibility with outstanding features and an increased 
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Use the Signature Series Watch Receiver along with the 
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Check the Harris Communications website to see the many 
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For a limited time only, all products within this
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Sale ends February 26, 2009.

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Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with representatives 
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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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Retirement Planning
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Two office locations, four financial advisors, and four staff members - 
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Securities and advisory services offered through FSC Securities 
Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor. 
Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or 
registered  as a broker/dealer or investment advisor.


Refinance your adjustable rate mortgage into a low fixed-rate mortgage.

With today's fluctuating market now is the time to lock into a low fixed 
rate mortgage. Rates have recently dropped so if you have been worrying 
about your adjustable rate mortgage now is the time to lock in a low fixed 

Call us for a quick mortgage review to see if it makes sense to refinance.

Kramer Financial
240-379-6908 (TTY/VP)
240-379-6929 (V)


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News of the Week
    Is a punishment actually a non-punishment in the
case of Air Canada that refused to accept a
deaf-blind passenger unless he was accompanied by
a fully sighted fellow passenger?
    The Air Canada was ordered to pay $10,000
in damages. But Air Canada was not required to
admit future deaf-blind passengers.
    Contradictory? Yes, hence this non-punishment!


    Way back years ago Gwendel D. "Bud" Butler was
an eminent deaf educator and advocate with Texas
School for the Deaf.
    Young people may have never heard of him, but
old timers certainly do.
    His daughter Donna J. (Butler) Alexander
wishes to collect tales, stories, and anecdotes
about her father from those that knew him.
    If you have such tales, do share these with
her at


    Bills come and go; most bills die, but few
    One such bill introduced in Maryland legislation
is to stop judges from assuming that just because
parents are deaf, they cannot take care of their
hearing children!
    This bill is being introduced by state
senator Lisa A. Gladden.
    Hope it passes.


National Writing Contest for High School Students with Hearing Loss

High school students with hearing loss in 10th or 11th grade can enter
the fourth annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for prizes,
including a summer camp scholarship.

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to
the Explore Your Future program at RIT's National Technical Institute
for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize.

EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and
hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample
different careers as well as college life.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2009 and an awards program will be
held at RIT in the summer.

For more information, contact
or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

Web address:


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    Super Bowl is a big event in USA. Many people,
who are not football fans, still watch the Super
    We, the deaf, have always complained for
years that the TV does not show the signing of the
ASL Star Spangled Banner singer.
    One year, a TV program showed ASL singer Phyllis
Frelich, in upper left hand corner of the screen.
It was broadcast in Australia, but in USA there was no
picture of Frelich.
    Why Australia? Why not USA?

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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 ( ) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 
Rochester, New York ( )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call 
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY)

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009

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

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)

DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering --  (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); June 8-10, 2009

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture June 15-19, 

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009

18.  PHP 6 and MySQL 5;    July 13-17, 2009

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009


    We have read in the newspapers about power blackouts
in Kentucky because of bad snow storms. The Amish people
were OK, while their neighbors were not OK. Amish families
do not depend on electricity while we, all do.
    Years ago, there was a power black out in New York
City. There was no electricity everywhere. The blind people
were OK while we were not. The blind people do not depend
on lights to walk through the building.
    Let us suppose there was no sound everywhere in the
world. The hearing people will suffer; we, the deaf, will
not suffer!

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    There are Dummy books for every topic imaginable,
be it hobbies, sports, politics, pets, personal finance,
and so on.
    One such Dummy book is missing - on advising deaf
students in high schools on choice of college - should
it be a deaf college (Gallaudet and NTID) or a hearing
    There are always issues that hearing colleges -
interpreting problems, social life isolation, faculty
insensitivity, CART breakdowns - that many deaf kids
in high school may not be aware of.

    In a British newspaper, the restaurant review
columnist wrote:

Don't take your deaf mother there

    It was in reference to a London restaurant
that was being reviewed for its food, service
and atmosphere.
    DeafDigest is not sure of the comment - if
it was an off-the-shelf joke or if it assumes
that only hearing mothers can tolerate the
food that is being served?

    For some reason for years, the deaf commission
in Maryland (better known as Office of the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing - ODHH) was never a high priority
with the government executives.
    And now this - the state legislators are pondering
a bill that would eliminate vital ODHH positions
and to reduce funding, and as a final insult, to
move ODHH within the confines of the state Department
of Disabilities.
    Because this would render ODHH insignificant,
state deaf leaders are already furious and up
in arms.

    There was a story on Brian Kraft, not deaf, in
the February 10, 2009 edition of the Washington
    He is a contractor with the District of Columbia
and his job is to transfer to a database these
microfiched files on past city building permits
between 1877 and 1949. And when he is done,
he will then work on building permits from 1950
through 1958 and so on.
    On each permit, there is information such as
"what was the building used for."
    For years the most famous Deaf Building was the
District of Columbia Club of the Deaf (DCCD). It was
torn down to make way for the new FBI Building.
    From time to time DeafDigest editor bumps into
old timers who would vividly recall the old DCCD
building but would not remember the exact location!
    DeafDigest is still wondering where the exact
location was.

    We all know what AgBell is. Were we aware that this 
organization has gone through several name changes?
    It originally was:

American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf.

    This was what telephone inventor Alexander Graham
Bell named the new organization.
    It then changed to:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

and now this:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing

    DeafDigest editor attended a workshop where an
executive from the Dominion Virginia Power company
was the keynote speaker.
    DeafDigest asked the speaker two questions:

1. Have there been any ADA-related issues with
your company over the years?

His response is - never, we are in full compliance
and we support ADA provisions

2. Have you had deaf employees in any of the departments
in your company?

His response is - yes, we have a number of deaf employees
in the company offices, but we do not have deaf employees
out there on the field such as linemen and installers;
these are dangerous jobs, and it is already dangerous
enough for those that can hear.

     DeafDigest remembers a telephone company in
Arkansas hiring a deaf telephone installer. But that
was years ago.

    We watch TV and are constantly bombarded with these
silly GEICO ads.
    Way back in the fifties and sixties, GEICO had a
bad reputation for refusing to accept deaf drivers
for automobile insurance coverage. GEICO carried
this message that the deaf should not drive cars
and therefore, should not be carrying drivers'
insurance policies.
    So, with DeafDigest, it is a sense of Deja Vu


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A comment that says:

he is semi-deaf

it is a misleading phrase; it may mean the person
is deaf in one ear, but can hear normally out of his
best ear, or it may mean he is somewhere in the
moderate hearing loss range, which is half way
between being mildly deaf and being profoundly deaf


Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 Special !!!

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Don't miss this amazing opportunity to book your Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 
during ONE-DAY Sale on Thursday, November 20th.

Just pay half the standard deposit on already low rates and still get all 
the benefits of Freestyle Cruising.

Then you can use that money for other things (like an awesome holiday gift 
for that special someone).

One Day.  One Sale.  One Great Deal.  Thursday, November 20, 2008


30th World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs.  Over 100 hours of classes also for 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!

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

Check for details

Sign language DVDs are available online at - 
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,

See for updates and photos.
These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to
join us now in 2009?


Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

    A recent decision by the California Unemployment 
Insurance Appeals Board overruled the lower case
administrative judge's decision disallowing use of
CART during routine hearings.


Deaf Picture of the Week:

Victoria Garcia
aerospace engineer, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center,
Huntsville, Alabama


Question of the week:

Q. Section 508 is part of the ADA. Correct?

A. No. Section 508 and ADA are two separate pieces of laws
which protect us from discrimination. Section 508 eliminates
technological barriers (sound, no captions on web sites
is an example. ADA is a different ball game.

send your questions to

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


Wish List of the Week:

that newspaper reporters would stop saying that it is
"so amazing" that the deaf could play sports


DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1870 - the Census wanted to know if the person
was deaf. Part of the sentence was this:

whether deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or


Deaf and the Money:

In the late seventies, a fax machine cost $20,000.
This is the reason why the TTY network continued.

When fax prices dropped in the eighties, then the deaf fax
network slowly replaced the TTY network, before being
replace by email, then instant messaging and then now
this - the video network


DeafNumbers of the Week:

How many deaf doctors do we have in USA?

- approximately 30 that are deaf and acknowledge
their deafness

- approximately 100-150 that have hearing losses of
varying degrees but deny it


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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job Title                     Posting #          Posting Dates

Nurse (intermittent)          561742             2/12/09-3/15/09            
Charge Nurse                  561757             2/12/09-3/15/09             
Audiologist                   561743             2/12/09-3/1/09            
Teacher Ast (Intm-Preschool)  561754                   2/12/09-3/1/09             
Teacher Ast (Intm-Elementary) 561752             2/12/09-3/1/09             
Teacher Ast (FT- High School) 561751             2/12/09-3/1/09            
Food Service Worker           561756             2/12/09-3/1/09             

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana
State Personnel website at

If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail:   Website:

Mission Statement-The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes
academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment.


position announcement
Curriculum Specialist
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM

Possession of Master's Degree in Deaf Education, Curriculum Design or 
related field.  At least 3 years of teaching experience required. 
Knowledgeable about curriculum development.  Knowledgeable or willing to 
learn about different curricular areas (e.g. Language Arts, Science, Math, 
Social Studies and/or Early  Childhood).

Experience teaching in Deaf Education.  Knowledgeable about deaf-related 
issues.  Deadline:

Open until filled.

Apply to: New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, 
NM 87505,

(505) 476-6301.



currently recruiting
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
Spartanburg, SC

Closing date/Time: Friday March 3, 2009; 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $87,112.00 - $135,041.00 annually
Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) is currently
recruiting for the position of President. SCSDB is a
residential facility located in Spartanburg, South Carolina
which serves as a multifaceted resource center dedicated to
serving sensory disabled individuals, their families and
professionals throughout South Carolina.

Visit for more information.

The President is responsible for the overall administrative
management and operation of the SCSDB and reports to a
ten-member Board of Commissioners, appointed by the Governor.
The efforts and initiatives of the president are primarily
directed toward developing and maintaining essential knowledge
and current information on all aspects of programs and services
for individuals with special needs, especially model services,
technological advances, and legal and managerial perspectives.

The president is accountable to a wide range of constituents -
beginning with the Board of Commissioners, students and their
families, and staff and extending to state government officials,
legislators, and local, state and national audiences who may
have special interests in programs for individuals with sensory

The President is also responsible for building awareness and
integration of the School within the community and working with
legislators, regulatory agencies and representatives in the
field of special education.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
The successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor's
degree, master's degree preferred, from a recognized accredited
institution; meet all of the requirements for certification by
the SC Department of Education and at least 18 semester hours of
credit in administration and supervision and a minimum of five
years of senior level administrative and management experience.

In addition, an understanding of the major issues and special
needs facing the sensory disabled population, considerable
experience in fundraising and the ability to work with and
obtain the required funds from state agencies and the legislature
are required.

The successful candidate must also be willing to live on campus
and be a visible presence at SCSDB activities. Demonstrated
previous community involvement beyond the boundaries of employment
is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Formal training and prior work experience are preferred in special
education, particularly in the field of sensory disabilities and
special schools and particularly those with 24-hour residential

Proficiency in sign language is highly preferred.

Additional Comments:
The salary range is $87,112.00 - $135,041.00., including on campus
housing and an excellent benefits package.  Salary offerings will
be based on applicants' qualifications and experience.  Salaries
above the minimum must be approved by the Agency Head Salary Commission.

Interested individuals may apply on line at

Application deadline is March 6, 2009

Visit for more information on the Presidential

Please contact Joye Lang at 803-734-9080 for questions about this


position openings
Social Workers, Fluent ASL
FEGS - Deaf Services
Manhattan, New York

FEGS is one of the largest not-for-profit health and human services 
organizations in the nation, with an annual operating budget in excess of 
$250 million, 4,000+ employees and operations in more than 350 locations 
throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Become vital member of multidisciplinary team, strongly rooted in the deaf 

Opportunities for Social Workers Fluent in ASL, in our outpatient mental 
Health clinic and residential facility serving Deaf adults.

Requires MSW degree, licensure a strong plus. Positions located in 
Manhattan and are easily accessible by public transportation

Highly competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Visit our website at


Announcing an Exciting Career Opportunity
Educational Technology Specialist
Educational Design Resources
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Anticipated Position
Filling this position is contingent upon future budget approval

RIT/NTID , the premier technical university serving deaf and 
hard-of-hearing students, seeks an exceptional individual to serve as a 
team member for a talented group as they design innovative applications of 
instructional technologies targeting deaf and hard-of-hearing learners.

The Educational Technology Specialist will work to design, develop, and 
program instructional and informational multimedia and web-based products 
and services.

We seek an individual with a proven track record to focus department 
efforts on creatively and effectively supporting student learning and 
institutional advancement.

Knowledge of sign language or willingness to learn required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information 
Technology, New Media, or a related field.

Review of applications begins February 21st, and continues until filled

Start date: April, 2009

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA action employer. Members 
of protected classes and individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to send an 

For more details and to apply online please go to:
Look up job IRC# 27275


ASL Fluent Residential Counselors
Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf residential program has a current 
need for entry level counselors with ASL / sign
language proficiency / fluency.

The residential treatment program is designed to specifically address the 
needs of severely troubled children deaf / hoh adolescents with 
developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses.

Originally, the program was developed in 1996 as part of the movement to 
care for individuals with challenging behaviors
in community integrated settings rather than restrictive group care 

The Home Places program is designed to serve children and young adults who 
cannot be managed in less intensive settings due to the severity and 
nature of their mental health and mental retardation issues.

Working with Deaf - Autistic and MR youth, the Teacher/Counselor is 
instrumental in assisting the clinical staff with developing, 
implementing, and monitoring of individual and group treatment plans that 
result in improved adaptive social/interpersonal functioning and high 
rates of successful program completing among youngsters in assigned group.

The Teacher/Counselor has various shift opportunities - T/C's may reside 
with assigned youth according to a variable patterned schedule (2 1/2 days 
on 4 1/2 days off) or can work on a daily schedule (5 day / 8 hours per 

Bachelors degree required, all majors considered, degrees in Psychology, 
Social Work, or Human Services related fields
preferred. Experience working with troubled youth and youth with Autism/DD 
diagnosis a plus.

Sign Language / ASL fluency IS REQUIRED.

Valid driver's license, auto insurance. FBI, State Police, and Child 
Protection clearances.

We have an excellent benefits package for our full time employees: 
Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid life insurance, Paid Vacation & Sick 
time, Up to $1500 per year for continuing education (School, Seminars, 
Workshops, etc.), and more

Additional information can be found at

Resumes to: Bryan Gibbons; PHR Staffing Coordinator Pressley Ridge 5500 
Corporate Drive, Suite 400 Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412.872.9469 (fax) or


position opening
Principal, Elementary/ Middle School
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Occ. Code I-11b
REPORTS TO:        Director of Instruction

BASIC FUNCTION:    Supervise Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School 
faculty and staff in the development and implementation of curriculum, 
educational goals and student learning needs.

- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification as Teacher of the Deaf

- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification in Supervision and/or 

- A sign language SCPI level of Advanced with a minimum entry level of 
Intermediate. Within first 30 months of employment, candidate must obtain 
Advanced level.

- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in public venues.

- Ability to work flexible hours as needs of the program dictate

- Must possess mature judgment and leadership skills with the ability to 
be creative and exercise individual initiative.

- The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history background 
information check.

- Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience; early childhood 
experience preferred

- Previous supervisory experience preferred

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: - Supervise implementation of curriculum 
appropriate for deaf students and  designed to prepare students to meet NY 
State learning standards

- Plan, develop and implement instructional programs for deaf infant 
program,  pre-school, elementary, and middle school students.

- Provide educational leadership designed to meet individual student needs 
(i.e., oral/auditory, ASL) and determine class assignments for students

- Oversee student placement, grading, and advancement

- In concert with other administrators and staff, develop master schedule, 
student schedules and teacher and teacher assistant schedules

- Administration/monitoring of student assessment

- Maintain student records and supervise and review the preparation of 
student reports.

- Provide strong direction and leadership to faculty, staff  and families

- Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants, and assigned 
staff and recommend techniques and methods of improvement

- Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of faculty and 
administrative staff

- Approve purchase of supplies, materials and equipment

- Supervise and monitor all state education requirements; participate in 
IEP meetings.

- With other administrators, develop and direct staff development programs 
for all staff.

- With other administrators, recommend and monitor new or revised school 
policies and procedures.

- Meet with parents on a regular basis and keep parents informed about 
events at Fanwood through regular informational mailings and presentations 
at meetings, etc.

- Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community.

- Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and programs

- Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding education 
programs and ensure the general welfare of students and staff.

- Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed properly. 
Attempt to resolve differences or disputes before they become issues.

- Work cooperatively with local schools, agencies, parents, staff and 
students on educational programs of benefit to Fanwood students.

- Supervision of summer school

- All other duties assigned by the Director of Instruction or her designee

SALARY:      Negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
TYPE:        12 month position

FAX resume to (914) 949-2331

or mail to:

Human Resources New York School for the Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603



The Board of Trustees of St Mary's School for the Deaf
announces a vacancy for

Position available July 1, 2009

(Buffalo, NY)

- Residential School with average total enrollment of 110 students
- Staff of 145 full time employees
- Subject to New York State Education Department guidelines
- Accredited High School
- Serving students from birth to 21 years of age
- Potential for adult programming in a variety of occupational areas
- Funded by section 4201 of Education Law of New York State

Services provided:
- Full academic program in accordance with State regulation

- Related services (Speech, Counseling, Audiology, variety of therapy

- Educational programs including Art, Music, & Physical Education

- Residential program including recreation therapy, tutorial & after
school program

- Athletic Program (Track, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball)

- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related field supplemented by
course work in School Administration;

- At least 5 years of experience in Educational Administration and
Community Relations;

- Eligibility for or willingness to obtain certification as Educational
Administrator in New York State;

- Ability to communicate and interact successfully with deaf children
and adults (Preferred level of Sign Communication @ Intermediate SCPI
level with ability to achieve advanced level of communication within
two years);

- Experience in working with parents as partners in the educational

- State of the art knowledge in areas of technology, integration
options, deafness, and deaf culture.

Application procedure:
Interested candidates may write for a complete copy of the job description
or visit

All credentials, including resume, copies of certifications, and three
professional references must be submitted as noted below.  Applications
will be reviewed beginning January 12, 2009 but will be accepted until
an appointment is made, within practical limits of the process as
finalists are identified.

All inquiries and applications must be sent to:

SMSD Search Committee for the Superintendent
Charles C. Martorana, Chair
1100 M & T Center
Three Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, New York     14203-1414.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf is an EOE


position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

- Sign Language Interpreter (12 months)

- Residential Paraprofessional (multiple positions)

- High School Graduation Coach

- Occupational Therapist (hourly)

- Paraprofessional, classroom (10 mo position)

- Physical Therapist

- Reading Content Specialist

- Residential Advisor (DOE)

- Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf) - Literary Content Specialist


(updated February 15th)

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Crenshaw, Norwalk, 
Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA

- Placement Coordinator - Riverside, CA

- Community Interpreter - Riverside, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website:

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



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