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February 16, 2005
Vol. 1 No. 18

Editor: Tom Willard


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NATIONAL
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FLORIDA DEAF SCHOOL STUDENT KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT

Yesenia Jaimes, 20, a student at the Florida School for the Deaf in St. Augustine, was one of four people killed in an automobile accident Monday, Feb. 7, in Haines City, Fla. Jaimes was a passenger in a Dodge Spirit driven by Luis Espinoza, her boyfriend and a fellow student at the deaf school. According to police, Espinoza’s car collided with a Dodge Durango after running a stop sign. Also killed were Jaimes’ brother, his girlfriend and their 1-year-old daughter. A funeral service for all four killed was held Monday, while Espinoza remained in critical condition at a Lakeland hospital.

DEAF GUINEA PIGS GAIN HEARING IN GENE THERAPY PROJECT

In a scientific first, researchers have used gene therapy to grow new auditory hair cells in deaf animals, enabling the animals to hear. In their study, scientists at the University of Michigan implanted a gene into the inner ears of deaf guinea pigs where sensory hair cells would normally be. The gene induced new hair cells to grow where none were present before, reported Health Day News on Monday. Within eight weeks the guinea pigs were able to hear. Lead researcher Yehoash Raphael hopes his team can develop a way to implant this gene into humans, but cautions, “At this stage, there is a lot more that needs to be done in animals.”

WOMAN ON WAY TO PARADE DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY TRUCK

A deaf Louisiana woman on her way to watch a Mardi Gras parade was hit by a truck last Tuesday and died about five hours later at a hospital. Maybelle Beason, 70, was struck by a Ford pickup truck driven by George Tinney, 50, as she walked across Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie, La. The accident occurred at 4:40 a.m. as she and her friends were preparing to stake out a good spot to watch Metairie’s Mardi Gras parade, a longstanding tradition for Beason. According to The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, the impact threw Beason more than 30 feet and caused multiple broken limbs and a severed aorta. A sheriff’s spokesman said Tinney, already cited for several driving infractions, is likely to be charged with vehicular homicide.

MAN WAITS FOR INTERPRETER EIGHT HOURS IN EMERGENCY ROOM

A deaf man in Hawaii who collided with a car while riding his bicycle had to wait eight hours in the Queen’s Medical Center emergency room Jan. 13 before a sign-language interpreter was provided. Rodney McFeeley, 64, didn’t ask for an interpreter after arriving by ambulance because he “just assumed they knew what they were doing,” the Star Bulletin reported. McFeeley had to write notes back and forth with nurses and doctors, using a hand that would require 12 stitches on his little finger. He also suffered two cuts on his head and lacerations about his right eyebrow. McFeeley’s experience angered his employer, Ronald Young of Won Ton and Things Ltd., who was called by a social worker six hours after the accident for help finding a family member. Without an interpreter, “How would Rodney know what was happening to him?” he said.

WOMAN IN FLORIDA WAITS SIX HOURS IN CAR AFTER ACCIDENT

A deaf woman in Florida spent more than six hours in her car last Tuesday after it rolled off the highway, hit some trees and landed on its side, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Cynthia Marie Phillips, 49, of Clarcona, Fla. lost control of her 1990 Pontiac Firebird about 3:45 a.m. when it spun out of control and swept across both lanes of the highway, a police officer said. She stayed in the car with what appeared to be a broken leg and injuries to her right side, hoping someone would find her. She was finally spotted just before 10 a.m. Paramedics removed her from the car and took her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released.

CALIFORNIA TEEN USES TTY TO REPORT ASSAULT

A 19-year-old deaf woman from Chico, Calif. used a TTY and the relay service last Tuesday to report that she had just been raped, reported the Chico Enterprise Record. The assault reportedly took place at the residence of a person known to both the victim and her alleged assailant. Three hours later, Chico police located Travis Floyd Swopes, 19, who is believed to live in the same building as the victim, and brought him in for questioning. Swopes, 5-foot-7 and 245 pounds, was charged with rape by force or fear, and was jailed with bail set at $50,000.

MAN HIT BY TRAIN IN WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.

A man believed to be deaf was hit by a train last Tuesday night in Winston-Salem, N.C. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, witnesses identified the victim as Bill Snow, a partially deaf man who lived just a few steps from where he was struck. The man was unconscious when paramedics arrived, and his condition was unavailable. Barbara Miller, a witness, said she saw men on the train yelling and flashing lights, but the man “just kept right on walking at the same pace and everything.” Said another witness, Justin Wolfe, “All I saw was the train hit him. It rolled over him and he just laid there flat.”

BERKELEY CENTER HITS ROADBLOCK IN EXPANSION PLANS

The Berkeley (Calif.) City Council voted last week not to refund $6,000 in zoning fees or waive $70,000 in building permits owed by the Center for the Education of the Infant Deaf, the Daily Californian reported Monday. Center director Jill Ellis said the action may force the center to cut staff or reduce its hours of operation. The fees were incurred in 2003 when the center began work on its new daycare facilities and pediatric audiology suite, which would do hearing screenings and repair hearing aids. Without the waiver, the center will not be able to fully equip the facility, Ellis said, adding that the center has already lost a $225,000 grant from a private foundation. The City Council will reconsider the request in June.

IDAHO SCHOOL RECOVERING FROM CONTROVERSY OVER LEADERSHIP

The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho ran a lengthy article Sunday on the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind as it recovers from a lengthy period of controversy surrounding former school superintendent Angel Ramos. Ramos, the school’s first deaf and Hispanic leader, was put on administrative leave July 30, 2003 and resigned last June after agreeing to a $150,000 settlement. The school has been under the direction of interim superintendent Harv Lyter since Ramos was put on leave. A search for a permanent superintendent has been held up by the State Board of Education, which wants the Legislature to designate the position as “at will” – meaning the superintendent could be fired without stating any reason. Ramos, meanwhile, has found a new home with the Sequoia School for the Deaf, a charter school in Mesa, Ariz., where he is focusing on a deaf education computer program that he started at the Idaho School and took with him as part of his settlement agreement.

NTID ANNOUNCES NEW ACADEMICS, ACCESS, OUTREACH SERVICES

“Bold and significant changes” were announced last Friday by the National Technical Institute. NTID, a college of Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology, says it will add more transfer programs to prepare students for a wide range of careers, and will develop formal referral programs with selected community colleges to help prepare deaf people who want to attend NTID but are not yet academically ready. NTID is also expanding its access services for students enrolled in RIT’s other seven colleges, with more emphasis on text-based transliteration services for students who don’t use sign language. With cochlear implants and better hearing aids, “Students are using their hearing more than they ever have in the past, which changes their needs for support,” said NTID CEO/Dean T. Alan Hurwitz. NTID also announced the creation of an outreach consortium to share the school’s expertise with deaf and hard-of-hearing students and professionals.


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INTERNATIONAL
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TEXT MESSAGING USED TO LOCATE MISSING DEAF BOATERS

The New Zealand Coast Guard used text messages Saturday to locate a group of five deaf people whose boat had broken down on the Kaipara Harbor. According to the New Zealand Herald, the Coast Guard was alerted by a family member of one of the people on board that the group had not come back from their trip. Using text messages, the Coast Guard found that the boat was being towed to shore after the passengers had managed to flag down a passing vessel. Officer Mike Lawrence said it “would have been good” if someone on the boat had been able to hear on the radio, and dealing with deaf boaters “definitely made things harder communication-wise.”

NEW DEAL TO MAKE VIDEO INTERPRETING AVAILABLE IN THE U.K.

The U.K.’s National Health Service has signed a deal with Significan’t to make sign-language interpretation available 24 hours a day through video-phone technology. The service, to be launched nationwide next month, was prompted by the recent Disability Discrimination Act, which requires businesses and organizations to make their services available equally to disabled people. According to IC South London, a deaf person presently must wait up to three weeks for an interpreter, but the new service will allow access to an interpreter within one hour. Brigitte Francois, an interpreter, founded Significan’t in 2003 to provide sign language services, and Jeff McWhinney, former chief executive of the British Deaf Association, joined the firm last year.

UNPAID INTERPRETER MAKES HEADLINES IN FIJI ISLANDS

The Fiji Times (Fiji Islands) reported Feb. 12 on the plight of a sign-language interpreter who has gone three weeks without being paid. Patricia Rita Miller interprets for three deaf high school students and confirmed that she is still waiting to be paid. “The Fiji Disabled People’s Association has approached the Ministry of Education on the issue, but nothing has been finalized,” she said.


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LIFE & LEISURE
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PILL BEING DEVELOPED TO HALT EAR DAMAGE FROM LOUD NOISE

Researchers at Sound Pharmaceutical in Seattle are developing a pill that can prevent a person’s hearing from being damaged by loud environmental noise. The scientists have created an “enzyme mimic” that protects the auditory hair cells needed for hearing, KING 5 News reported last week. Animal testing showed that taking the drug before or just after exposure to loud noises kept the hair cells from dying, but there was no benefit if the drug was taken after two weeks. Hearing loss is the nation’s leading occupational disease, says the federal government, and it’s becoming more widespread. The Pentagon, which spends $1.5 billion a year treating troops with noise-induced hearing loss, is particularly interested in the research, and clinical trials with U.S. Army members could begin within a year.

GIRLS RESCUE DEAF DOG MISSING IN COLD FOR A WEEK

Bud the deaf dog is safe at home after seven days on the run. The 13-year-old pug ran away from his Woodbridge, Va. home Jan. 29, just before a series of snowfalls hit the area. Anthony and Mary Ellen Acord, Bud’s owners, put up signs and searched the neighborhood, but after several days, “We thought the chances that he would be alive were slim,” said Mary Ellen. Six days after Bud’s disappearance, the family left on a long-planned vacation, leaving a sign on their door about their missing dog. Mariana Diduro, 11, and Elizabeth Dobak, 13, came upon the pooch the next day, trapped behind a fence near a rentention pond. They rescued him, took him home and fed him. Information on the dog’s collar led them to the Acord home, where they found the note and called the family to let them know that Bud was safe and sound.

EIGHT ASL USERS TO SIGN WITH MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR

Eight deaf and hard-of-hearing sign-language users will collaborate with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during a “Music and the Spoken Word” performance Feb. 20 in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The signers were selected by the Utah Association of the Deaf at an audition in December, and they’ve been practicing weekly ever since. The Mormon Tabernacle and the LDS Church decided to invite ASL users to accompany the choir and organ for five musical selections in honor of the 2005 Western Academic Bowl, a Gallaudet University competition that is being held for the first time in Utah. “Music and the Spoken Word” is carried on more than 2,000 radio and TV stations and cable systems around the world.

TRAVEL AGENCY ANNOUNCES TWO CRUISES FOR THE DEAF

Joan D. Partin, who used to run a travel business called Adventure with Joan under her former name, Joan French, has joined forces with Hibiscus Travel to offer tours and cruises to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. She is working alongside Kerstin Fox, a travel agent specializing in group travel for the deaf, and the two are planning a trip on the Princess Cruise Line, departing San Francisco Sept. 5 and sailing for 10 nights to Alaska’s Inside Passage. They’re also planning a two-night Bahamas cruise that leaves Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Jan. 12, 2006. Future plans include tours to Northern Europe, the Caribbean, and Hawaii and the South Pacific. For more information, visit www.kerstinstravel.com.

GALLAUDET CLASS OF 1980 SEEKS HELP FINDING LOST CLASSMATES

The Gallaudet University class of 1980 is actively looking for its lost classmates in preparation for its silver anniversary reunion in October 2005 on the Gallaudet campus in Washington, D.C. The planning committee is chaired by Adrian Kantor. Check http://alumni.gallaudet.edu/article.asp?ID=2773 to see the lost classmates’ names. If your name is on the list, or you know the whereabouts of a classmate, send an email to alumni.relations@gallaudet.edu.

PLANS UNDERWAY FOR 13TH ANNUAL DEAF PROM IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The Whittier (Calif.) News reported recently on plans for the 13th annual Deaf Prom, open to deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students from all over Southern California. This year’s location, the Amada Club Plaza in Buena Park, was selected by students who chose the most central location from a map of area schools with deaf students. The American Sign Language Club at La Mirada High School is sponsoring the event, and organizers are now trying to raise $12,000 to help defray the cost of tickets. There will be music and a DJ at the event, for deaf people “love to dance as much as anybody else,” said Denise Lopez, La Mirada’s deaf specialist.


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WORKING WORLD
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RETIRED NFL PLAYER KENNY WALKER SIGNS ON WITH NEW ‘TEAM’

Kenny Walker, the retired National Football League player, has a new group of teammates. Walker recently became an Independent Living Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program at MERIL – Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living – in Saint Joseph, Mo. Walker, who became deaf from meningitis when he was 2, earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska and was the college’s first deaf football player. He signed with the Denver Broncos and played in the NFL for five years before joining the Canadian Football League. Walker joins MERIL after serving as a youth counselor for the Tarkio (Mo.) Academy, which recently announced that it is closing down.

CSD APPOINTS ANDREW LANGE TO PUBLIC AFFAIRS POSITION

Andrew Lange, the current president of both the National Association of the Deaf and the Gallaudet University Alumni Association, has accepted a job with CSD (Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.) in Sioux Falls, S.D. Lange will serve as an officer in the agency’s public affairs department, helping to develop and maintain CSD’s vendor relations. Lange brings over 10 years of communications experience to the job, having held positions with Sprint, AT&T and Hands On Video Relay Service, Inc. Lange starts his new job March 1.

DEAF WORKERS JOIN ASSEMBLY LINE AT LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND

The Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans needed more workers to fill an order from the U.S. military to package 2.75 million paper mess trays, so Lighthouse president Bill Rice proposed adding deaf and hard-of-hearing workers to the staff. Seven hearing-impaired people in the Pathways to Success program – another Lighthouse project – jumped at the chance to earn $5.50 an hour helping to fill the massive order. Production manager Gerald Scott was skeptical, but “the experiment worked amazing well,” reported The Times-Picayune last week. Scott said he was surprised he didn’t have to “pamper” the deaf workers or “guide them around,” noting, “You’ve got to give these people a try, just like everyone else.”


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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DEAF FILMMAKERS PLAN WORKSHOP AT FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL

The 13th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival will include a panel workshop titled “Deaf Filmmakers: Looking for Diversity, Here We Are!” The workshop, moderated by Michelle Banks, will include panelists Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan, CJ Jones, Rene Visco, Onisha Blagdon, Eli Steele and David Kurs. It takes place tomorrow afternoon in Los Angeles. For information, write: Kuliza@aol.com.

CASTING CALL ISSUED IN HOLLYWOOD

LJM Enterprises LLC, a company established in 2003 by Lauren and John Maucere, have put out a casting call for people to appear in an advertising campaign. Men and women of diverse backgrounds, from teenage to senior citizens, are needed for a photo shoot in Hollywood that will take place later this week. Although last Friday was the deadline to submit a photo for consideration, you can still contact Lauren Maucere at photoLJM@aol.com for more information and to be considered for future projects. LJM oversees the Deafywood entertainment troupe and performs contractual work for clients such as GLAD, CSD and Sprint.

MIME RICKY SMITH WRAPS UP WEEK AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NEW YORK

Ricky Smith, a deaf professional mime living in Nebraska, spent last week at the State Road Elementary School in Webster, N.Y., where he taught students the art of non-verbal communication. According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, about 30 students worked with Smith during the week. Their efforts resulted in a performance of three skits in the school cafeteria last Friday, dressed up as mimes in white T-shirts and black pants. “I’m really happy I got to do this,” said Nicole Gonzalez, 10. “It’s exciting to perform and act when you don’t speak.”


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Upcoming DIIT Workshops at NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
http://www.rit.edu/diit
or 585-475-2225 V/TTY

Deaf Initiative in Information Technology (DIIT) would like to inform and invite you to attend their upcoming workshops held at NTID.

DIIT sponsors computer and information technology workshops designed especially for deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals.

The workshops provide a unique opportunity:
* An All Sign Environment
* Learn New Technical Skills
* Network with Other Deaf IT Professionals

Creating Web Pages with HTML
Instructor: Elissa Olsen
Date: February 21-25, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

Introduction to Microsoft Access Database
Instructor: Ari Ogoke
Date: February 21-25, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX 2004
Instructor: Karen Beiter
Date: February 28-March 4, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

PC Hardware Maintenance and Repair
Instructor: Tony Spiecker
Date: February 28-March 4, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $400

Building and Managing a Secure Wireless Network
Instructor: David Lawrence
Date: May 9-13, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

For more information visit: http://www.rit.edu/diit . If you are interested in attending, click "Registration" on the left side of that web page, or call 585-475-2225 V/TTY.

DIIT is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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MINNESOTA BOYS AND GIRLS TAKE TOP SPOT IN GPSD TOURNAMENT

The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Trojans captured both the boys and girls basketball championships at the Great Plains Schools for the Deaf tournament held Feb. 10-12 at the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe. The boys team defeated Kansas 58-49 for its first regional championship title since 1999, and the girls defeated Oklahoma 48-31, earning their third straight GPSD title. It was the girls’ third championship of the season, after winning tournaments in Maryland and Illinois. The girls went 12-0 against deaf teams and compiled an overall 21-4 season record. The school expects the team to capture national championship honors from DeafNation and SIGNews, and with the recent victory “our team has truly shown that we are deserving of the honors,” said Mike Lockner, athletic director.

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PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST WORLD DEAF POKER TOURNAMENT

The popularity of poker has been steadily rising, thanks to its exposure on television. Now the deaf community is getting in on the craze, with the first World Deaf Poker Tournament being planned in Las Vegas. Two nonprofits from southern Nevada have joined forces to plan this event, which will take place Oct. 12 starting at 6 p.m. The tournament will be held at and run by the Palms Casino and Hotel: “We are proud and fortunate to be associated with them,” said an organizer. The poker tournament will take place the same week of the Deaf Senior Citizen Bowling Tournament, which will be held at the Orleans Casino and Hotel, not far from the Palms. Information: www.poker.deaflasvegas.com.


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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
SECONDARY TEACHER FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING/SCIENCE

Starting Date: August 2005

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package

Desired Qualifications:
- Idaho Teacher Certification for Deaf and Hard of Hearing or equivalent
- One or more science endorsements
- Additional endorsements are beneficial
- Excellent receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree Master’s degree preferred
- Experience teaching deaf and/or blind children preferred
- Experience teaching subjects outside of endorsement areas preferred

Duties:- Assumes responsibility for providing a quality science program
- Maintains discipline within the classroom
- Works with teachers to develop a continuum of educational activities throughout the curriculum
- Attends IEP meetings and other meetings required for the delivery of educational services
- Participates in committees and other job related activities
- Other duties as assigned

Application Procedures:
Submit the following to:
Human Resources Department
Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
1450 Main Street
Gooding, Idaho 83330
- Letter of application
- Copies of certification
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts
- Resume

Deadline:
Open until filled

Location:
Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind is located in Gooding, Idaho (population 3,500); a small agricultural community located in south central Idaho within a short distance to mountains, rivers and related outdoor activities. The city of Gooding is a quiet family oriented community. For more information about Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind check our website at: www. Isdb.state.id.us

For more information contact:
Human resources Department at 208-934-4457 (Voice/TTY) or email sherry.hann@isdb.idaho.gov.

Successful candidate will be required to furnish a background check within three months of employment as per Idaho Code 33-130.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Human resources Department.

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The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center is conducting a national search for three high-level positions listed below. The Clerc Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation’s capitol.

JOB #05009: Principal MSSD.
The Principal promotes national mission initiatives by serving as the chief instructional leader of the model high school that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from grades 9 - 12. Promotes and facilitates an innovative instructional and educational environment; establishes a school climate in which a variety of research and dissemination projects occurs in academic departments. Promotes a school culture of high expectations that yields corresponding results. Provides leadership, in collaborating with a range of personnel, to determine and identify long and short-range plans for the school. Supervises personnel and manages budgets.

(Salary range: $76,690 to $122,705).

Please apply if you are interested and possess the following qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, educational administration or related field. Five years experience in an educational setting; at least three years of successful teaching experiences. Three years administrative experience in an educational program. Thorough knowledge of educational trends and effective teaching methodologies. Evidence of competence in best educational practices with diverse students who are deaf or hard of hearing in programs from infancy to grade 12. Knowledge of personnel practices. Knowledge of effective evaluation procedures and techniques to provide optimum educational opportunity for all involved in the school. Evidence of ability to work and communicate with diverse groups of people for the optimum benefit of the educational program. Excellent command of written English. Fluency in American Sign Language required.

JOB #05001: Director Information Systems and Computer Support.
The Director supervises all employees of the Information Systems and Computer Support department as well as the Media Services office; provides leadership for creating state-of-the-art computer support for the administrative and academic needs of the Clerc Center and in support of the national mission focus; disseminates knowledge nationwide about technological applications in classrooms with students who are deaf or hard of hearing; manages the budget for the units and approves expenditure of funds; serves as a link between the units and other offices and the demonstration schools.

(Salary range: $68,520 to $109,633).

Please apply if you are interested and possess the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or science related field. Five years experience in an information systems setting including knowledge of major information systems development and management. Working knowledge of data structures, file organization and access methods. Management or supervisory experience or clear evidence of management and supervisory capability. Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people.

JOB #05010: Assistant Principal MSSD.
The Assistant Principal provides support to national mission efforts by performing high-level administrative duties to ensure the smooth operation of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), including administering disciplinary procedures for the academic program. Coordinates the placement of interns, practicum students and volunteers. Serves as the first point of contact for MSSD visitors and families. Manages the recruitment and hiring processes for daily and short-term substitute teachers for KDES (the elementary school on campus) and MSSD. Coordinates the Extended School Year (ESY) Program at KDES and MSSD. Coordinates logistics for the Stanford Achievement Tests. Supervises the work of assigned personnel; assigns work, evaluates performance and recommends personnel actions.

(Salary range: $61,756 to $98,809).

Please apply if you are interested and possess the following qualifications:
Master’s degree in deaf education, education, communication, counseling or a related field. Coursework or experience in administration and supervision; demonstrated leadership capabilities. Three years teaching, counseling and/or administrative experience in an educational program for deaf and hard of hearing students. Demonstrated knowledge of educational programming and effective school administration practices and techniques. Excellent writing and communication skills. Fluency in ASL required.
To apply, mail a resume or Gallaudet University application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office – College Hall - Room 106
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

Or FAX a resume or Gallaudet University application to: 202-651-5344

Email address: Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally under-represented groups, people with disabilities, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions.

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