Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Superintendent Leaving

The Iowa School for the Deaf is losing its leader. Jeanne Prickett is leaving the Council Bluffs school to become president of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Prickett becamse superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf 9 years ago. Some students, parents, and and alumni are upset that the Iowa board is now considering the appointment of a superintendent who is not fluent in American Sign Language like Prickett. More than 400 people signed a petition against the possible move to appoint Patrick Clancy as superintendent. Clancy is now superintendent of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School and under the plan, he would hold both positions at the same time.

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