Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind

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Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Location
State of Arizona Agency
Information
School type Deaf, Blind, and Visually Impaired School
Motto Excellence and Innovation for Today and the Future
Founded 1912
Sister school Phoenix Day School for the Deaf

Arizona School for the Deaf- Tucson

Arizona School for the Blind- Tucson
Superintendent Annette Reichman

Appointed Date (Announced by Board of Director): May 2, 2016

Start Date: July 25,2016

The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB) is a state agency of Arizona, with its administrative headquarters in the Downtown Phoenix in Phoenix.[1][2][3] It operates three center schools for the deaf and the blind, and five regional cooperatives throughout the state:

  • Phoenix Day School for the Deaf - Phoenix Campus, known as the "(PDSD)"
  • Arizona School for the Deaf- Tucson Campus (ASD)
  • Arizona School for the Blind-Tucson Campus (ASB)
  • Regional Cooperatives: The regional cooperatives are voluntary partnerships between public education agencies (school districts and charter schools) across Arizona and ASDB. The Cooperative staff serve students and families throughout five regions of Arizona including: North Central, Eastern Highlands, Desert Valleys, Southwest and Southeast. School staff and the Cooperative staff work together in local schools to promote success for students who are deaf, blind, hearing impaired or visually impaired.

History

The first Arizona state legislature in 1912 enacted a provision forming the agency. Classes began in October 1912 with 19 deaf students on a converted residence on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson. The first principal was Henry C. White, appointed by Arizona's first governor, George W.P. Hunt.[4] Today, the school is a public corporation operated by a board of directors.

May 2016, ASDB Board of Director announced Annette Reichman is next ASDB Superintendent and she is first Deaf and Visually Impaired Superintendent in ASDB's 104 year old history.

External links

  • Official website

References

  1. ^ "Contact Us Archived March 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.." Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Retrieved on February 19, 2012. "ASDB Agency Administration P.O. Box 88510 Tucson, AZ 85754 "
  2. ^ "Office of Children's Health Sensory Program." Arizona Department of Health Services. Retrieved on February 20, 2012. "Tucson: Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind 1200 West Speedway Boulevard Tucson, Arizona 85745"
  3. ^ "Berger Performing Arts Center Archived February 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.." Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Retrieved on February 20, 2012.
  4. ^ Gannon, Jack. 1981. Deaf Heritage‚ÄďA Narrative History of Deaf America, Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf, p. 54 (PDF Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine.)


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