DEAF PERFORMERS AT SUPER BOWL LVII (Feb. 12, 2023)

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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the NFL proudly announce that Super Bowl LVII in Arizona on February 12, 2023 will feature Deaf performers Troy Kotsur, Colin Denny, and Justina Miles as part of pregame festivities. Oscar winner and Arizona native Troy Kotsur will provide the American Sign Language (ASL) performance of the National Anthem. Colin Denny, a Deaf Native American from Navajo Nation in Arizona, will perform America the Beautiful through a blend of ASL and North American Indian Sign Language. For the first time ever, there will be an ASL rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing at the Super Bowl, done by Justina Miles, a Philadelphia born performer now living in Maryland. On top of that, Justina will also perform in ASL the music of Rhianna during the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show. Information on where to best watch these sign language performances will be shared when it becomes available.

Read on and more about the performers at https://www.nad.org/2023/01/24/deaf-performers-at-super-bowl-lvii.

Delaware School for the Deaf Director job opening

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POSITION: Director of Statewide Deaf/Blind Programs #20312
CLOSING DATE: February 5, 2023
LOCATION: Administering District is Christina School District, but program is Statewide
REPORTS TO: Director of Special Services
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Doctorate in fields related to deaf education preferred
 Qualify for State of Delaware Certification as a Special Education Director
 Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (only for those candidates not already certified)
 Five years of successful administrative experience in deaf education
 Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) and State regulations for Special Education
 Knowledge of current research and best practices in the development and education of children who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind
 Knowledge of the language and communication needs of deaf children, including critical factors in the educational placement and provision of programming and services
 Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop and implement bilingual (ASL & English) programming in educational settings
 Knowledge of the continuum of services for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf blind
 Knowledge and articulation of research-based best practices in fields related to deaf education, language and communication development
 Fluent in American Sign Language

See more info and application link in the PDF flyer below.

DSD Director – PDF flyer