Thursday, January 17, 2013

Former School Leader Dies

The first deaf superintendent of the Texas School for the Deaf has died. Victor Galloway battled a long illness and Alzheimer's before passing yesterday at the age of 84. He was superintendent for five years, from 1981-1986. He was also the first deaf superintendent of the Scranton State School for the Deaf in Pennsylvania, where he served from 1979-1981. Not only that, Galloway was the first deaf educator in the College of Sciences the NTID (National Institute for the Deaf) in Rochester. He lost his hearing as a toddler because of a childhood illness. He got a bachelor's degree from Gallaudet University, a master's degree from the California State University at Northridge, and a doctorate from the University of Arizona. Galloway met his wife in 1966. She was a student in his ASL class.

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