IAD’s Response to ISD Superintendent Selection
Julee Nist Selected As Next ISD Superintendent
Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) must return back to being a model of educational excellence. The Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) looks forward to collaborating with the new ISD Superintendent, and believes a strong relationship between ISD and IAD will be mutually beneficial. Congratulations again, Julee Nist. Click here to read the press […]
End Audism at ISD: IAD and ISDAA’s Call for Action
It is official, Julee Nist has been selected to serve as the next Superintendent of the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD). Please join the Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) in congratulating Julee on her new position. We at IAD look forward to meeting with Julee to build a long-term relationship between ISD and […]
ISD Superintendent Search Updates
The Illinois Association of the Deaf and Illinois School for the Deaf Alumni Association have partnered and mandated the Governor’s Office and Department of Human Services (DHS) respond to our call for action to resolve the ongoing issues at ISD. Click here to read the letter sent to the Governor’s Office and DHS. The Illinois […]
ISD Closing Rumors are NOT True
Making sure Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) provides the best quality education to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students remains a top priority of IAD. IAD President Corey Axelrod attended the ISD Advisory Council meeting on December 11th with IAD Membership Secretary Susan Dramin-Weiss and Vice President Kevin Ryan. Susan also serves as the ISD Alumni […]
ISD Advisory Council: IAD President’s Observations
IAD President Corey Axelrod received confirmation that rumors about Illinois School for the Deaf closing and/or students being transferred are false.
State of Illinois Seeking to Fill Illinois School for the Deaf Superintendent Position
IAD President Corey Axelrod attended the Illinois School for the Deaf Advisory Council meeting on Friday, September 11th. In this VLOG, Corey shares the need for the deaf community to discuss different view points and work together. By the community remaining fragmented, the students end up suffering.
IAD’s Response to ISD’s Release of Cued Speech Poster
FROM: Director Kris Smith, Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Rehabilitation Services The State of Illinois Office of the Governor is seeking qualified candidates for the following vacancy: SUPERINTENDENT Illinois School for the Deaf Jacksonville, Illinois The superintendent of the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) performs job duties for students whose primary disability is Deaf […]
Follow-up: IAD’s Letter to Dr. Purvis & IEP Concerns
IAD recognizes the community’s concerns with how ISD has presented its research with cued speech. As a result, IAD is submitting a letter to the Superintendent of ISD, Ms. Serena Preston, addressing our concerns and recommendations on how ISD can remedy its fragmented relationship with the community. Click here to read the letter sent to […]
IAD’s Response to Appointment of ISD Superintendent
IAD President Corey Axelrod shares the latest updates with IAD’s letter to Dr. Purvis and IAD’s actions in ensuring IEPs are not violated. Click here for more information and to view the Request for State Complaint Investigation form. If you have any questions or concerns, please email President Corey Axelrod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite the appointment of the interim superintendent at ISD, IAD remains concerned about the situation at ISD and is submitting a letter to the Secretary of Education, Dr. Beth Purvis addressing our concerns. Click here to read the letter sent to Dr. Purvis on August 7, 2015.