Learn ♦ Experience ♦ Thrive
Summer 2019 | Eagles #22
California School for the Deaf embraces our
2019-2020 Theme
Take The Lead

Scroll down to see all of the summer happenings!

[photo description: (photo 1) A line of students are holding up a large "Take the Lead" banner. Superintendent Clark Brooke is standing in the middle. They are in the gym with a big orange and black The Eagles sign overhead and a white screen behind them. People are in the audience watching. (photo 2) Superintendent Clark Brooke wearing a blue dress shirt and tie giving a thumbs up. He has a soft smile.]
Message from the Superintendent
Greetings from the land
Welcome back!

I truly hope that you had a great summer!

With the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we move forward with our vision to improve the lives and the future of the Deaf children who attend the California School for the Deaf! 

  • Last June, our graduates departed in pursuit of the many opportunities that lie ahead of them.

  • In July, our summer school program featured several interesting themes for each age group. The school also helped to sponsor students so they could attend an array of camps from around the nation.

This past academic year was a successful one! 

Highlighted here are some of the many accomplishments that were made possible as a result of our collaborative dedication toward CSD's 2018-19 priorities…
Enhanced communication between school and community
  • Monthly CalNews and departmental newsletters
  • Increased internal communication
  • Cross departmental and division collaboration
  • Increased social media exposure
Community engagement within our school and beyond
  • Supported Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and Association of Families, Teachers and Counselors (AFTC) engagement
  • Increased partnership with Deaf and hearing communities and educational organizations
  • Partnered and collaborated with California Department of Education, Apple, Salesforce, and Google
Rigorous learning expectations: not limited to schooling!
  • Offered quality bilingual education and a student-centered residential program
  • Organized extracurricular and athletic opportunities
  • Streamlined internal business services and human resources procedures
Bringing a multi-tiered System of Supports to our school
  • Developed a school-wide multi-tiered System of Supports system
  • Implemented services within the elementary department
  • Pursued a more Gender Inclusive environment
School accreditation activities, plus our strategic planning
  • Engaged in strategic planning with California Department Education is facilitated by Leading Resources Inc.
  • Identified proposed program anchor goals, for 2019-2025, through our rigorous self-study cycle
  • Increased stakeholder engagement from students, families, community members, and California Department of Education.
VIDEO - Summer at a Glance
See the wonderful things our students accomplished last summer.
Kudos to our Summer Support Staff

I would like to take a moment to show appreciation for our support staff who worked all summer to prepare for the new academic year at California School for the Deaf. 
  • Our Plant Operations staff worked diligently on facility projects and assisting the Division of Instruction in making changes to the usage of our facilities. 
  • Our business office worked around the clock to procure the materials and equipment necessary to support the goals of the school.
  • Our on-site accounting staff worked very hard to close out the fiscal year. 
  • The nutritional services provided meals to our students and the blind students next door during the summer program. 
  • Not least, the Human Resources staff worked closely with school directors and supervisors to line up our new employees for the year.

CSD Staff at National Camps & Conferences

CSD was represented at conferences, camps, and advocacy events across the country.

Here are a few examples:
  • Deaf Film Camp
  • 2019 National Student Life for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Conference
  • Youth Empowerment Summit
  • National Association for School Nurses for the Deaf Conference
  • National Deaf Education Conference

Attending camps and conferences such as these is very important in the development of good collaboration between our stakeholders and those who work at the California School for the Deaf.

CSD Hosts National Conferences

CSD was the main sponsor of the Youth Empowerment Summit and Collegiate Black Deaf Student Leadership Institute . We had high school and college students on the CSD campus for their annual camp, coordinated by the National Deaf Black Advocates . During the week, they engaged in social justice discussions and leadership development to prepare these young people for whatever they aim to do with their future. 

The National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf conference was also held on our campus over the summer. It was chaired by our own registered nurse, Kimberly Jennery. Kimberly did a great job bringing relevant Deaf culture topics to the nurses, by involving our staff and community members as presenters.

School combined with after-school activities = SUCCESS

It is very important to keep in mind that our students attend CSD primarily to be educated bilingually . Inclusion in our after-school activities , such as our Athletic and Student Life programs, is very important in developing their identity , self-esteem , and the actualization of their ability to succeed as they grow into successful adults .

With Eagle Pride,

Clark Brooke, Ed.S.
California School for the Deaf, Fremont
39350 Gallaudet Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
510-344-6010 Videophone
510-823-6071 Spanish Callers
Summer Highlights
In keeping with the summer camping theme, students learned kayaking and canoeing, along with basic swimming skills. Special thanks to California School for the Blind for allowing us to use their indoor pool.

[photo description: Two girls in a pool. The girl in front looks very relaxed as she is pointing and signing inside of an inflatable floating doughnut. She is leaning against a huge blue duck! The girl in the back is rowing in a kayak.]
For the first time in many years, summer school at the California School for the Deaf expanded to include students from early childhood education through high school, with approximately 100 students in attendance, and 40 residential students. Each age group had a different theme:

Water (…for life, playing with water, my favorite water use)

Preschool & Prekindergarten
Ocean Life

STEAM (shapes with a different picture book each week)

Elementary & Middle School

High School
Video, Coding, and Cooking

It was a fun summer program packed with field trips. One of the highlights was a field trip to the former California School for the Deaf campus at Berkeley. The kids were amazed seeing the old campus there.

On the last day of school, the early childhood education department went to a water park, while elementary, middle school, and high school went to Lake Elizabeth for outdoor games and a BBQ.

Here are just a few of the many photos from this year's summer school program...
Top: Physical education classes offered numerous team building activities, including balancing hula hoops into a sphere and building a human pyramid.

Right: Signing a story about camping into the computer while making a video enables this student to work on developing bilingual skills in English and American Sign Language.
Above: It takes a whole team of students to get the parachute up in the air! Teaching students to problem solve and collaborate cooperatively prepares them for healthy lives and jobs in the 21 st  century.
Below: Early childhood education got plenty of one-on-one attention, combined with hands-on activities.
[photo description: (photo 1) Cassie and some kids are sitting at a red outdoor table in the early childhood education playground. Cassie has a young child on her lap. She is signing "K" to a girl who is building a tall tower with colorful blocks. (photo 2) A group of children are reading in a cozy reading nook. Two kids are sitting in chairs and two kids are sitting on the floor. (photo 3) Two children are playing with a toy train track. (photo 4) A child is playing with some toy animals. (photo 5) Very young children playing at different play stations, including an indoor climbing structure. Lots of sensory activity and different mini-experiences. (photo 6) A teacher and three students are sitting at a round table cutting out shapes with play dough. One girl is signing "glasses".
A glimpse inside some of the
Middle School & High School classrooms
In Frank Lester’s classroom, each student wrote a biography about a well-known Deaf individual they selected. Those biographies will be used in the future Deaf Wax Museum Room. 
In Scott O’Donnell’s classroom, students built chairs with toothpicks and mini-marshmallows.
In Jeff Bibb’s classroom, students got hands-on experience with a film project. In the photo above, they are filming in front of the Deaf Sign Union Flag.

In Susana Acosta’s classroom, students got a lesson on Social Justice. This type of lesson encourages our students to make a difference in this world as future youth leaders. Respect, Unity, Truth, and Hope!

In Frank Lester’s Deaf History class, students researched prominent and noteworthy Deaf individuals, and created a presentation on them.

Last Day of Summer School
at Lake Elizabeth
Top: Students play Tug of War in a circle.

Right: Fond memories
were formed at the summer BBQ.
Below: Group photo on last day of summer program
After-School Summer Activities
Cottage students had plenty of social time and lots of summer fun!

[photo description: Group of students sitting in rows on the stairs at the front entrance to Boomers.]
Student Life staff attend national conference
Student Life staff from California School for the Deaf attended the National Student Life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing conference, from June 24-28, at the American School for the Deaf, in West Hartford, Connecticut. It was a wonderful and productive week!

Pictured below: Gwen Tsjuimoto, Ethan Bernstein, Mary Mesa, Rebecca Eyrond, Biraj Jashnani, Oskar Schugg
National Black Deaf Advocates
Leadership Camp & Youth Empowerment Summit
at California School for the Deaf, Fremont
& Oakland Marriott City Center

"Building Together: A Community of Strength, Knowledge and Power"
National Black Deaf Advocates held their youth and college leadership camp at California School for the Deaf. Amazing group of kids and great camp staff!
Wonderful to have students from California School for the Deaf participating in the Youth Empowerment Summit!
Our alum, Sam Holden, Vice President of National Black Deaf Advocates, opened the Youth Empowerment Summit with Pamela Lloyd Ogoke from the NBDA Board. They set the tone for a beautiful weekend of strength, knowledge, empowerment, and unity.
CSD superintendent Clark Brooke continues to reach out and forge connections with the communities that our students are part of, always placing the students front and center. Pictured here with CSD high school senior Samuel Brown.
[photo description: (photo 1) Group of African American students on the grass with trees in the background. (photo 2) A man standing with a high school student. (photo 3) Group of students wearing their matching pink Y.E.S. T-shirt, with their hands in the air applauding Deaf style. (photo 4) Man and woman standing while giving a presentation. The man is signing. The woman is watching him. (photo 5) Clark Brooke is signing, while a high school student and a woman stand on stage with him watching him.]
CSD students & staff attend
Youth Leadership Camp
Student leaders from California School for the Deaf attended Youth Leadership Camp last summer. Those students will now be able to share about their experience with other students during the school year.

Special thanks for Chad Ludwig for the awesome bed and breakfast; Lorraine Flores who helped out with funding; Daniel Girard and Cindy Martin-Sasser for helping to make sure that the students had everything ready to attend this special camp!
[photo description: (photo 1) Students sitting on a stone fence waving. There is an "Oregon welcomes you" sign behind them. (photo 2) Cindy Sasser is standing arm-and-arm with several of the leadership students from CSD. They are standing in front of a hill. (photo 3) A long line of CSD students and staff are standing arm-in-arm. There is a wooden sign overhead that reads "YLC ;where the future leaders are..." (photo 4 - below) Group photo of the student leaders in front of the gym -- with the eagle mascot on the roof. ]
New Family Orientation
CSD was excited to welcome new families into the Deaf community through the New Family Orientation. Families had the opportunity to learn from Deaf adults’ wisdom through panel discussions, workshops, and group discussions. CSD student leaders did a wonderful job engaging children in fun games. Families left the event with a positive attitude about their Deaf children’s potential being maximized at CSD.
Leala Holcomb, Family Educator (0-7)
Kudos to the CSD leadership students for leading activities & being role models for the new students!
Adam Kwolek
Alexis Bravo
Amanda Vega
Ambriel Bergemann
Amy Ngo
Ana Garcia Rabago
Anastasia Mena Vergara
Angeni Sloan
Christo Lopez-Elizarraraz
Christopher Navarette-Pleitez
Courtney Bronson
Cristina Mabuyo
David Zhao
Emma Oshio
Esther Biser
George Quirie
Gursimranjit Singh
Jaron LeMaster
Jasmine Jimenez Lara
Jayvon Harmon
Jericho Smith
Jhada Meyer
Justine Locatelli
Kaitlyn Tietje
Kara Wolfangle
Kenasia Brown
Kia Thao
Landen Gonzales
Levi Biser
Liliana Ortiz
Marcos Aguilar
Maria Fernanda Alvarez Barba
Mepper Beshears
Miles Gonzalez
Nate Goff
Reza Mosher
Samuel Brown
Tiffany Kutsov
Trinity Kirkland
Tyler Cardoso
Above: Student leaders bond with new students while doing crafts projects and board games in he hallway of the gym.

Right: George Quirie gives one of the new students a new hairstyle.
Student leaders made the weekend so much fun for the new students!
Leadership students play signing games in the gym.
Above: Student panel shares about how California School for the Deaf changed their lives and gave them a sense of belonging. Students shared how they discovered their identity attending the school.
Right: Daniel Girard and Sulghi Hong coordinate student leadership activities for the weekend. Daniel prepares student leaders on the expectations, responsibilities, and their role with the incoming students during New Family Orientation weekend.
New families benefit from all of the information at the orientation.
Leadership students provide directions to new families.
Cassie Seybold and Heather Ainsely provide activities for the toddlers.
CSD parent Sharelle Goff shares her experience as part of the parent panel. Special thanks to all of our parents and guardians who participated on the panel:
  • Charles Holmes
  • Celina Luna Oppus
  • Elijah Pendergraft
  • Rachel Chong 
  • Robert McCall
  • Sharelle Goff
  • Stan Tan
  • Vicky Olea
Supervisory Management Team greets the new CSD families.
Len Gozales
Director of Instruction

Alan Davary
High School Instructional Principal

Sulghi Hong
High School Administrative Principal

Liann Osborne
Career/Technical Education Principal

Frank Lester
Career Center Supervisor
JoDee Dike-Johnson
Physical Education/Athletics Supervisor

Rory Osbrink
Middle School Principal

Ryan Souza
Middle School/Elementary Principal

Joey Baer
Interim Elementary Principal

Michele Berke
Interim Early Childhood Education Principal
Pupil Personnel Services school counselors meet with the parents and guardians of new CSD students. School counselors provide support as students make the adjustment living at the school. 
Talon Media Videos
Created by our students!
under the direction of Maureen Klusza
Welcome Back Breakfast
CSD alum Conrad Baer gave a presentation about his bike trip across America with his friend Albert Blake. They road for a cause! To raise $25,000 to support the American Society for Deaf Children. That organization works with the families of Deaf children to ensure that they have access to American Sign Language.

[photo description: Conrad Baer stands behind his turquoise bicycle which is loaded with all of his gear he would need for a road trip. Conrad is in the gym with a Take The Lead banner on the wall behind him.]
CSD Alma Mater (Text & ASL)
VIDEO - California School for the Deaf's Alma Mater performed in American Sign Language with Luke Bella and Cruz Ascencio.

[photo description: (video) Two graduates with the caps, gowns, and leis signing on stage, with the high school principals seated behind them. (photo below) A large group of high school honor roll students all signing "eagle" with red parasols overhead and trees in the background.]
High School Honor Roll Luncheon
JC Sports Performance
workout in American Sign Language
California School for the Deaf was thrilled to have Jason Coleman of JC Sports Performance lead a 4-day clinic for middle school and high school students. He also held a "boot camp" in the evening that staff and community could join.

Each day had a different theme. On Day 1, CSD athletes learned about motivation through education. On Day 2, Jason Coleman focused on absolute speed, with a core workout included in each session, as well. On Day 3, athletes worked on their multi-directional speed, with cutting and crossover drills. They also did plyometric jumping. On Day 4, the focus was on stretching. Before flying back home, Jason gave a short inspirational speech to the football team at their pregame dinner. You can scroll down to see plenty of video clips from Jason's time at CSD  on his Facebook page .

See The Daily Moth video about JC Sports Performance
Jason Coleman is a 2007 graduate from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. During his time at Gallaudet, Jason was a 4x quarterback and captain for the football team. He also was a four year, three sport athlete at Maryland School for the Deaf where he received Deaf National Prep Football Player of the Year in 2001. He was on the USA basketball Deaflympics team that won second place at Pan-Am games in Brazil and went to Bulgaria for Deaflympics as a member of USA Team Handball. He worked at Maryland School for the Deaf as Physical Education Team Leader/Strength and Conditioning Coach before becoming full time JC Sports Performance trainer. Jason has several certifications such as Level 1 USA Sports Performance Specialist, EXOS Performance Specialist, and First Aid/CPR/AED from the American Red Cross.
Student-athletes at California School for the Deaf experience JC Sports Performance training to become stronger, faster, and more injury resistant. The training was presented in American Sign Language with great communication access.
Staff and community participate in the "Boot Camp".
[photo description: (photo 1) ]Two lines of students face each other, about 10 feet apart. A couple of students run through the middle of the two lines. (photo 2) Fierce photo of Jason Coleman. (photo 3) Male students line up with one hand pressed against the wall. They are looking at Jason Coleman who is pointing toward their feet. (photo 4) Johnny Coleman leads a line of students who are doing squats, with another group of students watching from alongside the wall. (photo 4) Marty Keller, Joey Baer, Clark Brooke, and Derek Johnson lead a group of adult staff and community. They are doing squatting exercises while holding weight plates. It looks hard!
VIDEO - California School for the Deaf-Fremont's Calel Justice Olicia-Aramboles is the first athlete to be featured on JC Sports Performance Deaf Athlete Spotlight!
California School for the Deaf is thrilled to have many staff with advanced degrees
Joey Baer, Ed.S.
Education Specialist
Change Leadership in Education
Michele Berke, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • Research focused on the shared reading practices of Deaf and Hearing mothers and their 3 to 5-year-old children.
Clark Brooke, Ed.S.
Education Specialist
Change Leadership in Education
Adele Ann Eberwein, Ed.S.
Education Specialist
Change Leadership in Education
Len Gonzales, Ed.S.
Education Specialist
Change Leadership in Education
Leala Holcomb, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy
  • Research focused on ASL rhyme and rhythm in early childhood education.
Martin P. Keller, Jr., Ed.D.
Doctor of Education
Deaf Education & Leadership
Tracy Kuerbis, Ad.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Liann Osborne, Ed.D.
Doctor of Education
Educational Leadership for Social Justice
  • Research focused on educators in Deaf Education programs and how they counter as well as reinforce unequal power relations with their Black Deaf students.
Julie Rems- Smario
Doctor of Education
In progress...
Hopes to complete this spring!
  • Research is focusing on Deaf Community Cultural Wealth in the California Newborn Hearing Screening Project
California School for the Deaf hosts
National Association for
School Nurses for the Deaf Conference

 About the Conference

This summer, one of our nurses from the Student Health Unit, Kimberly Jennery, hosted the biennial conference for the National Association for School Nurses for the Deaf at our beautiful California School for the Deaf campus, in Fremont. This conference has been held at various Deaf schools around the country ever since the 1990s. 

A specialized group of nurses attends the conference, beyond just nursing or school nursing; these nurses serve Deaf kids all over the country. They get together every two years to learn from featured presentations, as well as to meet peers from other schools, exchange information, and make connections.

In 2017, the conference was hosted at the American School for the Deaf, in Connecticut, during their 200 th  anniversary celebration. That was the first time Kimberly attended. It was wonderful, but she noticed a lack of Deaf-centric topics. When it came time to decide on the 2019 host, Kimberly got the support of Maureen Buggy, Student Health Unit Supervisor, and Clark Brooke, California School for the Deaf Superintendent, and volunteered to coordinate hosting the conference at California School for the Deaf, in Fremont.

Hosting the conference leaves the choice and arrangement of topics to the hosting nurse! Kimberly’s goal was to include an abundance of Deaf-centric topics, with Deaf presenters, to help nurses nation-wide gain a new perspective and increased awareness of their students they serve.

We are very fortunate to have so many amazing Deaf presenters right here at CSD to draw on, and to be a part of the Bay Area Deaf and Signing Community! Hosting also meant that the nurses got to stay in our cottages, and our Student Life division was wonderful about supplying what the nurses needed, with two cottages near each other.

There were 37 nurses from all over the country who attended the conference. The nurses were from 17 different schools, as well as one Emergency Room.
Deaf-Centric Topics 

“Language Deprivation”
Julie Rems-Smario, M.A., M.S.

“Deafhood for Hearing Allies”
Joey Baer, CSD Interim Elementary Principal

“Deaf Culture – What a School Nurse for the Deaf NEEDS to Know”
Gerard DiPietro, CSD Elementary ASL Teacher

“Different Journeys to Deafhood”
Rory Osbrink, CSD Middle School Principal 
Karina Pedersen, CSD Volleyball Coach

“Panel Discussion on the Deaf Experience in Infirmaries and Medicine”  
(moderator) JAC Cook, CSD Community Resources Coordinator 
(participant) Jay Thexton, CSD Elementary Teaching Assistant

“Mental Health in the Deaf Community”  
Sheli Barber, LPCC, and 

“Puberty in ASL: Visual Resources for Your Changing Patients and Their Families”  
Kathleen K. Mockus. CSD Content Area Curriculum Teacher Specialist
General Nursing Topics

“Athletic Injuries – from an Athletic Trainer’s Perspective”,  
Chloe Bell, Athletic Trainer

“’Stop the Bleed’ for School Nurses”  
Stanford Health Care Trauma Team

“How Immunizations Reduce Antibiotic Resistance”  
Doctor Brian Lee, MD from UCSF 

“Cannabis in Schools – Science, Myth, and Laws”  
Joan Edelstein, DrPH, RN
Thought-Provoking Presentations

Many of the nurses had never been exposed to the realities of Language Deprivation. They learned how much language deprivation can affect their students, and the ways in which it affects them. There were a lot of “AHA” moments for nurses from that presentation. Julie Rems Smario’s presentation was definitely a favorite mentioned on the end-of-conference evaluations.

Rory Osbrink and Karina Pedersen’s presentation about their different journeys with Deafhood was also a powerful and moving favorite. They illustrated, with their personal stories, the different kinds of experiences Deaf students from hearing families and Deaf students from Deaf families have. They shared the things they had in common, as well as the things that were worlds apart, and how the Deafhood journeys of all of our students intermingle in beautiful ways. The perspectives that Rory and Karina shared were very useful to nurses who do not always get to know the various backgrounds of their students, and their life experiences outside of the infirmary. (One of the nurses who saw the presentation has since asked Rory and Karina to travel to their school in order to give that same presentation!)
The Experience

All of the topics were interpreted, either ASL-to-voice, or voice-to-ASL. Some of the nurses were brand new to their jobs, and had not yet learned any ASL. Some nurses knew some ASL, but could not yet sign well enough to benefit from all the information presented without interpretation. Two Deaf nurses also attended the conference. It was a wonderful mixture of skills, strengths, and abilities. Both of the Deaf nurses reported enjoying getting so much information in ASL for their chosen profession for the first time in their careers. 

Most of the nurses from California School for the Deaf were able to attend the conference. They gleaned a lot of new information, and made connections with nurses from our sister school in Riverside, as well as nurses from around the country.

Post-conference reports included a nurse who went home and immediately found a Deaf mentor to improve her ASL skills.

One of the other nurses was so overwhelmed with emotion at how hard it was to struggle to understand during the 3-day conference, that she said she now had a very different view of the NEED to become more ASL-fluent in order to better serve her students.
The Deaf school nurse shared how profound her experience was. She shared that she was not sure the other (hearing) nurses knew how well-known and respected the Deaf presenters were, but SHE knew, and she was moved to feel more accountable as a Deaf role model for her students back home because of the many Deaf presenters at the conference, and what they meant to her.

A common comment in the evaluations was how valuable the Deaf culture perspective was, and that it was unlike anything they had been to before.

Lessons Learned

Kimberly learned a lot about coordinating and hosting a conference, and how much collaboration is required! Once she had an idea of what topics she was hoping to have presented, finding excellent Deaf presenters was the easiest part of preparing for the conference! She got a real lesson on how difficult it can be to schedule and obtain skilled interpreters for a 3-day event like this, but one of our local Deaf agencies, Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency, came to the rescue with sponsorship and assistance obtaining multiple teams for this challenging set of presentations – sometimes at the last minute! One of the Thursday morning interpreters was not booked until close to midnight on Wednesday! Thanks to Raymond Rodgers for arranging for that!

Food was also something that needed more organization than Kimberly originally prepared for. There was a massive Costco shopping trip for food, but getting it ready for all the nurses was much more complex than originally anticipated with everything ELSE going on. Fortunately our own Cafeteria Supervisor, Gayalene Buck, came to the rescue and enlisted her wonderful staff to help feed the hungry nurses by preparing the food provided by the conference for breakfast and lunch, as well as much needed coffee service! Everyone gave a special thank you to the kitchen staff for all their support!


Jody Daulton, a CODA nurse from Ohio, and one of the co-founding members of the National Association for School Nurses for the Deaf remarked that she was not only impressed by how many Deaf-centered and Deaf-presented topics there were, but also by how supportive the administration of the school was of the conference, and the topics. Clark Brooke, Barbara White, LeeAnn Dreffs, and Ethan Bernstein all came to learn about how the changing Cannabis laws affect schools in California. She told them that in almost 30 years, it was the FIRST time she had seen that kind of attendance by a school’s administration team. Her observation was that most schools would ask for a report from an attending nurse, but our Cabinet took time out of their busy day to come to the conference in person to get the information and ask questions. CSD support was amazing from custodial, to cafeteria, to CORE, to our esteemed Cabinet.

It was an amazing three and a half days of information, networking, learning, laughing, crying, and sharing experiences that will hopefully change the infirmary experience of Deaf children nation-wide for the better.

[photo description: (photo 1) A map of the United States shows all of the Schools for the Deaf where the nurses work who attended the conference. (photo 2) Group photo of all of the nurse participants at the conference. A couple of round conference tables are in the foreground. (photo 3) A panel discussion with a PowerPoint slideshow about the Pain Scale. The audience is sitting at tables watching. (photo 5) JAC Cook stands at the front of the room, on the left side by the computer. She is presenting to the nurses who are seated at round tables watching her. JAC is wearing a red shirt and black pants. (photo 6) A woman is standing next to a PowerPoint slideshow signing. The slide of the PowerPoint says "The ABCs of Bleeding -- A. Alert 911, B. Bleeding, C. Compress" (photo 7) Rory and Karina are each standing next to the photo of their family on the slideshow. Rory is signing while Karina looks on. (photo 8) Photo of a Nevada license plate that reads "Deaf RN" (photo 9) Kimberly Jennery stands in the parking lot, next to a food cart filled with groceries.]

Director of Instruction Len Gonzales gives the nurses a tour of the school and the museum.
Taking the lead with their personal and professional growth! Go SHU Nurses!
CSD's Student Health Unit gang learned how to use SNAP, electronic health records that are cloud-based. Since then, they have been busy inputting students’ information into the program, finally joining the 21 st  Century of technology and working smarter, not harder!
The Student Health Unit gang took a “True Colors” workshop to learn more about their own and their colleagues working styles and needs. As a result, the nurses' appreciation for each other and for teamwork has grown stronger, resulting in even better care for our students.
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Clark Brooke , School Superintendent