St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, Buffalo, NY

St.  Mary’s School for the Deaf (SMSD), a private day/residential school located in Buffalo, New York, has a history of 147 years of excellence in educating deaf children.  The school’s primary financial support is from the State of New York.  The staff has high expectations for gains in literacy for each of the 130 students.  Through team planning, innovative teaching and periodic review based upon accountability measures, every attempt is made to assist deaf children in achieving their potentials.  The school is accredited by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and by the New York State Board of Regents.  Please visit us at:

Characteristics of the school and privileges of joining the SMSD family:
· Excellent and qualified staff providing comprehensive services to students ages birth through 21
· Program flexibility and expanded curriculum for the academic and residential programs
· Private donations from the philanthropic community of Western New York expands program options
· Student population is small enough to provide individual attention and large enough for appropriate academic and social benefits including a dynamic and successful athletic program.
· Open and accessible communication through Total Communication
· Established Cochlear Implant Program in collaboration with the medical community and UNY at Buffalo
· Close relationships with the University of Buffalo and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
· On-site teacher preparation program with Canisius College leading to a Masters Degree in Deaf Education

 Responsibilities of the President:
 The President is responsible for the operation and management of all programs offered by the school in compliance with NYS Education Department rules and regulations.   Key areas include:
· Development and monitoring of academic and residential educational programs
· Assembling highly competent staff and providing staff development opportunities
· Representing the school to the business and professional communities of  Western New York
· Implementing and managing the SMSD Strategic Plan
· Preparation and management of the annual budget
· Securing financial assistance in support of the school’s endowment
· Advising the Board of Trustees on all school related matters

· Master’s degree in deaf education or related field with coursework in school administration
· At least 5 years of experience in administration and community relations
· Eligibility for certification as an educational administrator in New York State or willingness to obtain
· Ability (SCPI intermediate level with expectations to achieve advanced level within two years) and desire to communicate and interact successfully with deaf children and adults
· Experience in working with parents as partners in the educational process
· State of the art knowledge of technology, integration options, deafness and deaf culture

Competitive salary and benefits package based upon education and experience will be negotiated by the Board and successful candidate.

Application procedures:
The position is available July 1, 2001 with applications due on January 10, 2001 with complete resume to:

Dr. Gary L. Holman
Search Committee for the President
3211 SE 153rd Ave.
Vancouver, WA. 98683

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer