Clarifying Leadership Changes at DSD: Insights from the Recent DSEA-CSD Meeting

May 9th, 2023 – Saw a constructive meeting between Dan Shelton, Becky Ryan, and representatives from the DSEA, discussing matters on behalf of the Delaware Statewide Programs.

Main points and Takeaways

      • The leadership structure change will still proceed as planned, with the underlying motivations now clarified and understood.
      • There was an admittance that some past situations could have handled differently, which was viewed as a positive step.
      • There is an acknowledgment of the need for improved collaboration and working together to figure out what’s best for the organization, the community, and outside groups.
      • The focus right now is on finding a new Director and the next step is the interview process.

While there are inevitable uncertainties that come with change, the latest meeting between the DSEA and CSD leadership has shed light on the motivations and proposed direction for the future. It’s reassuring to see that both parties are dedicated to the continuous improvement and success of the Delaware Statewide Programs. The evolving situation calls for active engagement from all stakeholders to ensure that the best interests of the Deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind children in the State are upheld. As the Delaware Association for the Deaf, we will continue to monitor the situation closely, advocating for transparency and providing updates to keep the community informed. We encourage constructive dialogue and invite you to reach out with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Together, we can navigate these changes and strive for a stronger and more inclusive future.