New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) in White Plains is seeking a Superintendent to begin on or about June 15, 2017. Operations at the School are under the direction of the Superintendent, who is ultimately responsible to NYSD’s Board of Trustees.

The School is seeking candidates with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Demonstrated broad intellectual capacity and a record of professional achievement
  • Demonstrated ability to provide academic leadership and to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents, community leaders, and trustees of the School
  • Ability to manage the School’s budget
  • Commitment and ability to unify campus groups around the School’s strategic priorities, as well as to make resource and management decisions supporting these priorities
  • Knowledge and capacity to engage in outreach and fundraising
  • Readiness to learn the intricacies of New York State Education Department regulations for the operation of State supported schools
  • Clear commitment to standards of integrity, excellence and diversity


  • Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in education of the deaf, or a field related to educating deaf children including, but not limited to: language and cognitive development, education policy, and curriculum and instruction
  • At least 5 years of educational leadership experience in an upper management position (experience as a school or program director, principal, or superintendent preferred)
  • Experience and/or training in fundraising from public and private sources
  • State certification or evidence of readiness for State certification
  • Evidence of fluency in sign language (ASL preferred)

Application Procedure: Please submit a résumé and letter of interest to:

Alexis Kashar, President, Board of Trustees,

If interested in applying visit for more details or click here for the application packet.