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Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Now Accepting Superintendent Applications

The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf is looking for a new Superintendent. The Superintendent is responsible for the overall operations and supervision of the school, its educational programs, budget, staff, and facilities. The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD), founded in 1972, is a state-operated day school established for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The AASD Superintendent prospectus, which can be found here, summarizes the organization, its programs, and the desired leader profile for its next leader. The prospectus describes the seven key themes and desired leadership profile that AASD seeks in its next leader based on focus groups and surveys conducted with the AASD community. The leadership profile includes:

Foster Family Engagement
Expand on areas of family engagement

Uphold Academic Standards
Innovative approach to Deaf education, bilingual education, and classroom instruction and management

Collaborative and Open Leadership Style
Commitment to a creating a space where staff, faculty, students feel supported and welcomed

Unifying Presence
Capable of bringing people together under a common vision and making AASD a central hub for all stakeholders

A dauntless advocate for students in classrooms up to the state level and committed to making sure that students succeed

Faculty & Staff Champion
A leader who is empathetic to the needs and challenges faced by teachers and staff within today’s educational landscape

Systems-Level Changemaker
Invested in strengthening the relationship with state decision-makers

The prospectus also includes the position summary, minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and instructions on how to apply. If you know of a potential candidate who is qualified for the Superintendent role at AASD, please share this webpage or the prospectus with them. Recommendations for the role can be sent to [email protected].

DEADLINE EXTENDED: All applications submitted by 11:59 pm EST on June 2nd, 2022 will receive full consideration. Application materials including a cover letter, resume, and three references should be e-mailed to [email protected].

Please watch for updates at the AASD and Innivee Strategies websites at and as well as both organizations’ social media channels.

About the Georgia Department of Education

The Georgia Department of Education oversees public education throughout the state, ensuring that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems. The department also informs parents, teachers, government officials, and the media of education-related news.

About the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf is a day school serving over 170 deaf/hard of hearing children ages 3 – 21 in the metro Atlanta area and beyond. AASD’s mission is to provide a language-rich, student-centered learning environment through America Sign Language and English for the purpose of empowering our students to live independent, fulfilling lives and to become productive, contributing members of society.

About Innivee Strategies, Inc.

Innivee Strategies, Inc. provides organizations with systemic frameworks that enable them to build a strong strategic direction toward their desired vision. We engage leaders and stakeholders in collaborating together to choose the best governance model, set leadership, staff, and volunteer expectations, align and optimize resources, and manage change. Innivee Strategies is a leading search firm in the recruitment and placement of executives and leaders of organizations that serve the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Our services also include Effective Governance, Organizational Assessment, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Executive Support Systems, Leadership Development, and Guided Facilitation. Please visit to learn about our clients and their testimonies about how our services have benefited their organizations.