Welcome from the Executive Director, Edward F. Peltier
The American School for the Deaf is truly enjoying a watershed moment in our nearly 200 year history as we watch our new state-of-the-art education building rise from the ground. We broke ground in May and began work immediately. Construction is on schedule for a September 2013 completion. With input from a deaf architect, the building is being designed specifically to provide the optimal learning environment for deaf and hard of hearing students, and will be equipped with advanced technology.
The Class of 2012 graduated on June 19th. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman spoke and reiterated her belief in our mission and her friendship to ASD. The keynote speaker was an ASD alumna, Dr. Susan Mather, who reminded students that ASD also stands for Appreciation, Strength and Determination. We are heeding her words and have made this the theme for the 2012-13 school year.
We have enrolled 20 international students, many from the United Arab Emirates. These hard working young people are taking advantage of the strong literacy program offered at ASD to prepare themselves for college in the United States.
We will continue to keep you updated on the exciting things happening at ASD, and encourage you to visit the Foundations for the Future link.
Edward F. Peltier