Calendar 2019: Our American Deaf Schools:
The Hidden Leaders

For purchasers only: The 12 stories from Our American Deaf Schools: The Hidden Leaders 12-Month 2019 are presented in spoken ASL by Adonia K. Smith.

Alabama School for the Deaf

American School for the Deaf

Arkansas School for the Deaf

Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Georgia School for the Deaf

Kansas School for the Deaf

Nebraska School for the Deaf

North Carolina School for the Deaf

North Dakota School for the Deaf

New York School for the Deaf – Fanwood

Ohio School for the Deaf

Utah School for the Deaf

ASL Rose?s Criteria
Deaf schools and states have different ways of recognizing individuals and dates. ASL Rose has established criteria on how we recognize the following titles of Mother/Father of Deaf Education, Founder, and First Deaf Superintendent:

  1. Mother/Father of Deaf Education in a state:?One who is Deaf and urges, pushes, or proposes a bill to establish a Deaf school in the state; it does not matter if the bill was successful.
  2. Founder of a Deaf school:?One who is Deaf and starts and operates a Deaf school; it does not necessarily mean she/he taught in that school; also the length of tenure does not matter.
  3. First Deaf superintendent of a Deaf school:?One who is Deaf and is the first Deaf person to assume the role of superintendent at a Deaf school; it does not matter if the school was a privately-run Deaf school or a state-governed Deaf school; also we recognize that the titles may have been different historically, but the function was basically the same.

ASL Rose?s criteria on how we recognize Deaf school opening and incorporated dates:

  1. Opening date:The first day of operation of a school for the Deaf with at least one student in attendance; regardless of whether it was a private Deaf school or a state-governed Deaf school; and regardless of the location of the school.
  2. Incorporation date:The date of the passage of a bill for the establishment of a Deaf school or the granting of funds by a state for the purpose of establishing a Deaf school; regardless of whether students were in attendance.