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DeafDigest Gold – March 28, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - March 28, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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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.


weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday)


Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Interview with an Australian deaf software engineer

What is a hybrid cochlear implant?

- Very Hot News 

A group of deaf individuals testified at the Maryland
legislative session to push for captioning of movie houses
in the state. As expected, the theatre group fought against
the bill, saying Rear Window Captions is enough. Said one
of the deaf individuals:

I really think the theatre people painted themselves into a corner,
pleading bankruptcy if they have to install captioning equipment 

A few days after the hearing took place, a newspaper headline said:

Theaters Raising Prices on Heels of Record Year

Theaters claiming bankruptcy if forced to install captioning
equipment, on heels of raking in more money?

An angry deaf attorney sarcastically remarked:

you betcha!

- Thursday March 18th

It was announced that Vancouver, British Columbia, will be 
the site of the 2015 Winter Deaflympics

- Friday March 19th

We have a deaf professional standardbred racing driver in
Rick Macomber; he races out of Hoosier Park in Indiana.
It is a tradition at the track that once a year the top 
five drivers would give fans a ride for their money. 
Proceeds go half to the driver's favorite charity and half 
to the Harness Tracks of America scholarship fund. Anyway 
Rick's favorite charity, in which he donated money is 
Indiana School for the Deaf.

- Saturday March 20th

The disabled people in Casper, Wyoming are asked to fill
out special forms to inform the police of this fact;
this would help the police deal with 911 calls involving
the disabled

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Famed British deaf pro wrestler Alan Kilby, who wrestled
in the seventies and eighties, may be profiled in an
upcoming made-for-TV movie. Unfortunately, it will be
played by a hearing actor, not by a deaf actor.


Special announcement

Don't Let NY Department of Education Choke "47"

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) released an
Educational Impact Statement to have another school's 250
students move to our beloved school "47" this fall.

This plan will make our school overcrowded.

We oppose this plan.

Please come to support us at the Public Hearing!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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   This is a true story. A deaf employee worked for
a company for many years. The company required all
employees to be retrained to learn how to work
with computers.
   The deaf employee refused to be retrained.
The company did not like it - but did not fire
the deaf employee because he was a good worker.
   But the company waited, and waited and waited
for the deaf employee to break a company rule.
   Finally, when the deaf employee broke a
company rule he was immediately fired.
   The deaf employee sued and lost because the
company lawyers told the court that the company
rule was in the employee manual and everyone
knew the rule.
   It was easier to fire the deaf employee for
breaking a company rule than to fire him because
of refusal to learn computers!

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:

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

   A very hard of hearing person, who signs ASL
smoothly, has a problem.
   Is he deaf like us because of his smooth
signing ASL? Or is he hard of hearing because
he can use the voice telephone easily. Or is
he hearing because he socializes easily with
hearing people.
   Deaf or hard of hearing or hearing - a serious
identity problem!

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of each DeafDigest edition)

   There was a local newspaper story about Mr. Gallaudet,
actually Mark Gallaudet, who stepped down as executive
chef at Boar's Head in Charlottesville, Virginia.
   Two years ago on one weekend, DeafDigest editor
and his wife enjoyed a short stay at Boar's Head,
and ate meals at the dining room.
   After reading the newspaper announcement, DeafDigest
editor could not help but wonder if he crossed paths
with Mr. Gallaudet?
   Is he part of the famous Gallaudet family lineage?
No idea.
   Incidentally, during that same weekend, there was
a sign language teachers conference at the same
resort area.
   What a weekend of coincidences!

   Years ago, there were no educational consultants
that worked at schools for the deaf.
   Times have changed. So, exactly what would a
consultant do?
   At one school for the deaf, the consultant
works with:

- audiologist
- psychologist
- speech-language pathologist
- administration

  The consultant performs:
- evaluations
- observations
- conducts inservice programs

   This is not to say every school for the deaf deals
with consultants the same way. The list above only involved
just one school for the deaf

   The late Michael Jackson was obsessed with his looks.
Plastic surgeons got rich off his obsession; he had
countless surgeries to try to make his nose look
better. As a result, his nose got worse because of
one surgery too many.
   DeafDigest is mentioning this because of a parallel
story in a newspaper this week. It mentioned a desperate
parent subjecting his child to 12 surgeries in an effort
to try to make the deaf child a hearing child.
   Would the effects of excessive surgeries in the
inner ear surface years later for the worse?

   What is the difference between deafness and
   Christine Oddo, the Associate Director,
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults, in New York,

Being Deaf doesn't hurt you; it's not a disease. 
Deaf people are not victims and don't "suffer" 
from deafness. In fact, the difference between 
deafness and hearing can only be measured by 
the effort in which it takes to communicate.

   She is correct.

   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

The Hearing Loss Association of America

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, 
click on:

   There are people who are deathly afraid of communicating
with the deaf. This is unfortunate.
   And what is their common gesture? It is waving of
hands in the air - as if they think this waving gesture
is something "in sign language" that the deaf will easily
   Yes, we understand - that is is a gesture of the


I'm uncomfortable wearing a hearing aid


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Now they know that on a deaf man's door you can 
knock forever

this is not a funny remark, and besides after 5-6
knocks, the doorknocker would give up and leave
the house or at walk around to look at the


Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour

Tour leaves from and returns to Boston, MA
12-days, September 18-September 29, 2010

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302-436-5384 (FAX)


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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More
from a Conference

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend

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 offered) 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 than
last year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free
internet!  For your planning convenience, the website has the
dates from 2010 to 2020 posted.

Students, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  Many of our current interpreters started out
as novice ASL students at the Silent Weekend!

There are simply no other local, regional or national venues
offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the
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Sign language DVDs are available online at -

A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough"
to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help
deaf babies!  This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast

See for updates and photos.

These trips will take place every year so why not make plans
to join us now in July 17, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:


Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Grumbling is going on among leaders in the disability
community that the Obama administration have been
appointing non-disabled individuals for 
disability-related positions, completely
bypassing the disabled individuals.


Deaf Picture of the Week:

Adam Kosa, Hungary; deaf member of the European Parliament


Question of the week:

Q. How can I teach sign language to deaf adults that have
no language at all?

A. Not easy but there are ways - web sites that self-teach 
ASL; and to point to a picture and to associate it with a
sign - like a picture of a car.

send your questions to

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


Wish List of the Week:

that rights of the deaf travelers be honored by 
airlines, railroads, hotels, and others in
the hospitality industry.

A web site regarding travelers' rights is at:


DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1963 - the New York Education Department
assumes control of the New York State School
for the Deaf at Rome, NY. 

When we are talking about other schools for
the deaf in the state - St Mary's, Rochester,
Lexington, Fanwood and Mill Neck, all of
these schools are privately-run. Not that so
with the school at Rome !


Deaf and the Money:

between $100 and $1000

cost of genetical testing on deafness

the more options in the testing, the
higher the costs


DeafNumbers of the Week:

over 700

number of requests asked of the FCC to waive
captioning requirements

each waiver request is bad news to us



Marlee Matlin's list of movie & TV roles

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,

(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)


Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

2010 DeafDigest Sports All-American basketball teams

story on deaf goalie on Namibia national hearing soccer team

DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest

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Selected Deaf Events

- National Sign Language & Interpreting Conference
April 30 - May 1, 2010
Anaheim, California

- NAD Conference
July 7 - 11, 2010
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(if you have a deaf event you wish to be posted, email - there is no charge, but 
certain conditions apply and DeafDigest reserves the 
right to refuse event submissions)



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position vacancy
Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following position opening
effective July 1, 2010.

- Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. The
position is open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: and

For an application and a job announcement on this position, please refer
to our website at or contact Teresa Chandler, Human
Resources Office, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the
position.  E-mail:
Fax #:  913/780-6563

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position availability
Educational Sign Language Interpreter
Chadron Public Schools
Chadron, Nebraska

Educational Sign Language Interpreter for Middle School needed 
for 2010-11 school year. 

ASL preferred. 

Minimum requirements include HS Diploma/GED and 3.5 competency 
level on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) 
or 4.0 competency level on either the National Association of the
Deaf (NAD) or the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) or hold a 
Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf Certification (RID).  

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Contact Lou Alcorn, Special Education Director, Chadron Public Schools, 
at 308-432-0717.


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                       

Substitute Teacher                   567174     3/19/10 - 4/11/10                     
Audiologist                          567165     3/19/10 - 4/7/10                    
ASL Interpreter/Administrative Ast   567544     3/24/10 - 4/4/10                     

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

If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail:   

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.



seeking qualified candidates
ASL Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to 
interview for an ASL Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the 
Superintendent position.  

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.

This is a non-exempt, full-time 12-month position. Provides interpreting, 
administrative and secretarial support for the Superintendent.  In 
addition to interpreting, typing, filing, scheduling, and making copies, 
the administrative assistant performs other duties such as coordinating 
meetings and conferences, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies 
and general office management. Strong computer skills required. Must have 
a high level of interpersonal skills. Excellent computer skills and good 
overall organizational skills required. 

Applicants must have Possession of an Indiana Interpreter Certification 
(IIC) and four (4) years full-time interpreting experience. (Provisional 
certifications will not be accepted. Proof of the certificate must 
accompany the application.) Substitution: Valid possession of at least one 
of the following: Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of 
Transliteration (CT), Comprehensive Skills Certification (CSC) from the 
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); Level IV or Level V from the 
National Association of the Deaf (NAD); National Interpreter Certification 
from NAD-RID and four (4) years full-time interpreting experience. (Proof 
of the certificate must accompany the application.) Special Requirement: 
Interpreter must be able to interpret from American Sign Language (ASL) to 
spoken English and from spoken English to American Sign Language (ASL) 
effectively, accurately and impartially, both receptively and 
expressively, using any necessary specialized vocabulary. The interpreter 
must also have the ability to interpret context to facilitate effective 
communication between sign language users and non-sign language users. 

Individual must have a valid driver’s license. Advanced level skills are 
required at time of hire. Expanded criminal history (ISP & FBI) clearance 

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes 
medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued 

Application Procedure:
Applicants must apply online at  

Position will be posted from 3/24/2010-4/04/2010

If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human 
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail:  

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 opening
Program Manager - Deaf Services
Lutheran Social Services
Westbrook, Maine

The Program Manager provides leadership and oversight for a program(s)  

The Program Manager has responsibility for the operation of a site program 
including provision of services, hiring, and supervision of staff.  May 
also include oversight of a property and the promotion of the program to 
constituents and the community.  The right candidate must be bi-lingual, 
proficient in speaking English and ASL.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Responsible for providing effective leadership to program staff 
and deliver quality services to the individuals served.

- Responsible for training programs to ensure all staff are 
adequately trained in all required areas.

- Participation and cooperation with program committees that meet 
regularly and support new programs.

- Representation of LSSNE to churches and community events.  

- Ensure all reports and documentation is submitted in timely and 
professional manner.

- Maintain program performance and budgets to assure that programs 
meet financial objectives.

- Job must be conducted at all times in a way that respects the 
rights, privacy and the dignity of the client and adheres to all 
contractual regulations.

- Bachelor's degree preferred with at least 3 years program 
management/supervisory experience.  

- Knowledge of state, federal and international regulations as 
indicated by service lines.

- Ability to work within the Mission of the organization, “In 
response to Christ’s love, Lutheran Social Services of New England serves 
and cares for people in need.”

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including 
evidence of ability to write reports and grants that result in funding.

- Computer skills including use of word processing and spreadsheet 

- Ability to handle conflict, stress, and to respond effectively to 
a changing environment 

- Satisfactory criminal check and drivers license check

- Ability to provide documentation that includes:  valid driver's 
license, evidence of automobile insurance and an acceptable criminal 
record check as required.

- Ability to provide on-call coverage and work a flexible schedule.

- Able to lift, transfer, and restrain individuals served; Able to 
lift 50 pounds.

- Able to pass all required regulatory trainings.
- Must be Bi-lingual; proficient in ASL and English speaking,

To apply: Send Resume to:

Lutheran Social Services is an EOE.


Jobs Available,
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly 
funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the 
halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf 
education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and 
community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals 
alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential 
that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of 
hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions in our 
Residential Services division for the 2010-2011 school year. To view the 
job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, 
visit our website at: 

Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, 
health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan. 

About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country's best 
cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists 
of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, best 
"chill" cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list 
continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, 
Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.


Position opening 
Executive Director
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD), a community based 
organization located in West Chester, PA, serves the Deaf and hard of 
hearing community (D/HoH). 

CHAD is the only general, drop-in, social service agency of its kind in 
the five-county Philadelphia area. CHAD's mission is to improve the 
quality of life for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their 
families through information, social services, education and advocacy. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, CHAD seeks a full-time Executive 
Director. The candidate should have the ability of overseeing financial 
operations of a smaller organization, a record of successful fundraising 
for nonprofit organizations, and demonstrated accomplishments in 
administering and managing programs, and contracts. CHAD is looking for an 
experienced leader with the management skills and vision to continue the 
growth and development of the organization. The Executive Director must 
embrace CHAD's mission and purpose.

Requirements: A minimum of 5 years experience at a supervisory/management 
level, preferably in a non-profit health or human service field. In depth 
knowledge of issues and resources within the hearing loss field, including 
a conversational fluency with American Sign is strongly desired.

Interested candidates can email resume to


Position opening
Program Director
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD) seeks a full-time Program 
Director to coordinate and supervise all CHAD programs and program staff 
so as to meet all contracted requirements, satisfy all program 
descriptions and to insure top quality services.

CHAD, a community based non-profit organization, is the only general, 
drop-in, social service agency of its kind in the five-county Philadelphia 
area. CHAD's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals who 
are Deaf or hard of hearing and their families through information, social 
services, education and advocacy. 

Position Requirements:
- Minimum of BA or BS degree in health or human service field.

- Minimum of three years experience in providing health or human 

- At least one year of experience in human service management, 
including supervision, administration and finances.  

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - an effective 
team player. 

- Excellent writing and good computer skills.

- Must be able to independently develop and manage multiple projects 
at once.  

- Background in working with deaf and hard of hearing people and 
their families preferred. 

- Competent conversational American Sign Language ability strongly 

Interested candidates can email resume to


position opening
Mental Health Technician
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Responsible for the daily supervision and monitoring of residents safety, 
activities of daily living, school attendance and recreation activities.
Requires minimum high school diploma Bachelor’s degree in related field 
preferred.  Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred.  
Fluent in ASL preferred. American Sign Language training provided on site.  
All shifts available.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida 32757. 

Phone (352)735-9500 



Job Postings
Teachers at Preparatory School at the National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Full-Time Teachers Wanted

This position required full-time teachers to obtain current Bachelor's 
degree and Florida certification.  Two years in Special Education and 
working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Dual-Sensory with 
Communication Disorders is preferred.

- Teacher in Special Needs Program must have Varied Exceptionality 
or Exceptional Student Education certification

- Teach in Deaf Education Program must have Hearing Impaired 

This position exists to provide direct instruction and other educational 
services to children, adolescents, and young adults in treatment in order 
to help them maintain or improve their academic performance 
levels/standing, as well as help them make a smooth post-discharge 
transition back into their home school setting.  This responsibility is 
carried out by careful instructional planning utilizing a well designed 
Individualized Educational Plan.  The classroom instruction follows unit 
planning that based on the best practices and evidence-based researches 
for Exceptional Student Education students.  The teachers are able to 
communicate fluently through American Sign Language (ASL) and deliver 
multi-sensory and innovative strategies in all instructions.  In addition, 
the teachers provide positive behavioral support and interventions in 
their classroom.

- Contractual Visually-Impaired Teacher Wanted

This position is a contractual basis that requires a certified teacher 
specialized in Visually Impaired with a background in American Sign 
Language.  This position focuses on working with Visually Impaired and 
Deaf-Blind students who are in a behavioral health residential facility.  
This position also requires extensive knowledge of assessments and 
services in order to help the visually-impaired students maintain or 
improve their quality of life while they are in treatment and for 
transition.  Teacher must be familiar with multi-modality instruction, 
including instructional and Braille materials.  To be a partner with the 
educational team, Visually Impaired teacher is responsible providing an 
array of education service delivery to meet the needs and abilities of the 
students based on the recommendations from the assessments and 
Individualized Educational Plan.  In this position, the teacher who works 
with visually impaired students with behavioral disorders requires 
flexibility with unexpected setbacks and fluctuated schedule.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 

or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida  32757.  

Phone (352)735-9500  



position opening
Deaf Services Manager
BJC Behavioral Health
St Louis, MO

for position description and application procedures,
please click on:


Position Vacancy Notice
Position:       Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

Begin Date:        August 2010        
Position:        Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired        

Nature of Work:        Provide academic programs for elementary and/or 
middle/high school students and other duties as assigned.        

Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a 
Hearing Impaired Endorsement or ability to obtain; excellent receptive 
and expressive skills in American Sign Language; Bachelor’s degree 
acceptable, Master's degree preferred; Desired Math, Science or 
Language Arts Certification.        

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience        

Benefits:        Comprehensive fringe benefit package included        

To Apply:        Interested persons are to submit a letter of 
application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification 
and three letters of recommendations to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Attn: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330        

Location:        ISDB campus in Gooding.        
Closing Date:        Open until filled.        

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger 
fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later 
than five days after the employees' first day of employment with the 
school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, 
whichever is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512.


job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Graduation Coach
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Literary Content Specialist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Teacher (High School English/Language Arts)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


(updated March 28th)


- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, 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



San Bernardino City, California


near Rome, GA


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