It is my great pleasure to welcome you back to the 2017 - 2018 school year! As your new Superintendent, I am thrilled for this opportunity to work at such a fine institution that has produced excellent leaders who went on to transform the landscape in the areas of leadership, publishing, science, engineering, arts, and many more. With over 200 years of educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, New York School for the Deaf is the second oldest Deaf Education program in the United States and the oldest in New York. It is vital that we continue to preserve our rich history and, at the same time, usher in a new era of preparing our students for the dynamic and global workforce.
With this mantra in mind, it is important that Fanwood continues to provide a Deaf Centric learning environment that revolves around learning and language. At the same time, we need to provide comprehensive and rigorous educational programs and services. We have an excellent team of administrators, teachers, and staff who embrace the student first philosophy.
As we begin the year, we will be concentrating our efforts to enrich the Academic, Career and Technical Education, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) program to ensure that our students receive the quality education they deserve. Students should have the opportunity to lead and be empowered to make choices when it comes to college, career, or life. We will also be focusing our branding and collaborative efforts to ensure that Fanwood captures the essence that makes us unique.
New York School for the Deaf - Fanwood will be hosting a bicentennial Gala on October 5, 2017. There will be more information to be shared with you shortly. Please join us in celebrating this milestone! Together, we can work to inspire our students each and every day. Welcome back and have a great school year! Onward!