Assistant Superintendent for Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind

Job Description

Agency – Serves as a liaison between ASDB, public school districts, and local community organizations through regular interactions with local district administrators. Develops and monitors instructional budget, including but not limited to: state appropriation; federal funds; and competitive grants and makes the most efficient utilization of resources available in providing the maximum instructional benefit to all students. Develops regulations, procedures, and plans which reflect ASDB policy and provide maximum efficiency to support the educational program for students who are Deaf, Blind, and/or Deaf-Blind. Serves as a member of the Superintendent’s administrative team. In the absence of the Superintendent, or at the direction of the Superintendent or the Board of Directors, fulfills the duties of the Superintendent.

Leadership – Provides leadership in developing, evaluating and implementing educational and instructional services in compliance with established local, state, and federal guidelines. Maintains open lines of communication and collaborative relationships with staff, parents. and community. Responds to all correspondence in a timely manner and prepares and disseminates reports required by the Superintendent. Interprets, implements, and enforces agency policy and administrative regulations. Personal conduct at all times in an ethical manner, with high integrity and transparency.

Personnel – Participates with the Human Resources Administration in the selection of quality instructional faculty. Hires, schedules, trains, disciplines, and evaluates staff. Maintains formal evaluation procedures. Promotes and participates in teacher learning and development. Supervises in compliance with agency policies all staff for which responsibility is held. Student Achievement – Responsible for all academic instruction and student progress, and meeting state academic standards. Evaluates curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness and efficiency. Provides assistance of the Principals and Regional Directors as primary evaluators to link evaluation with continuous improvement to instruction and outcomes. Works with Principals, Directors and Coordinators to develop plans for assessing and monitoring the progress of students. Establishes goals and expectations for teaching and learning. Maintains a learning environment that encourages an appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity. Keeps abreast of current research and considers the implementation of innovative strategies and programs which benefit students who are Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind.

Other Duties – Position involves consistent travel and regular overnight stays will occur and will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.

Key Qualifications


  • Remains informed of changes and development in the profession by attending seminars, training, and conferences.
  • Extensive experience in teaching, curriculum development, school administration, and project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating, organizing, and supervising instructional programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in Deaf and/or Blind education.
  • Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) skills.
  • Understanding of biculturalism and the Deaf, Blind, and Deaf-Blind communities.
  • Understanding of Braille concepts.


  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check or Fingerprint Clearance Card as position requires by policy or Statute
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • Master’s Degree in Education with significant academic preparation in curriculum and instruction. Master’s in Deaf Education and/or Blind Education strongly preferred.
  • Appropriate Arizona administrative certification.


  • Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • Agency policies and procedures, using principles and practices of administration and management.
  • Agency and education programs’ rules, regulations, and operating procedures.
  • Standards- and research-based instruction.
  • State and federal laws, regulations, and legislation that impacts ASDB and students who are Deaf and/or Blind.
  • Principles, practices and current education trends in school administration.
  • Principles, practices and current education trends in the education of students who are Deaf, Blind and/or Deaf-Blind, as well as those with other disabilities and/or from different backgrounds.
  • Arizona Department of Education rules and regulations governing certification requirements.
  • Arizona Department of Education plans and procedures for schools.
  • Budget planning and management.


  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Articulates a clear vision and a common purpose in education and support to students who are Deaf and/or Blind.
  • Articulates, defines, and implements the goals of the agency’s strategic plan.
  • Addresses, de-escalates, and resolves interpersonal conflicts.
  • Monitors and assesses performance.
  • Identifies professional development needs, plans and offers in-house in-services and external training opportunities, as appropriate.
  • Uses data from performance measures and other sources to make informed decisions.
  • Instruction and training methods to include Essential Elements of Instruction, and Teacher Evaluation.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages time efficiently.
  • Analyzes administrative problems, develops courses of action, and follows through on implementation.
  • Models integrity and transparency.
  • Produces clear and concise reports.
  • Operates standard office equipment including a variety of software applications.


Please send all questions, nominations, and applications to:
Shane Feldman, Chief Executive Officer
Innivee Strategies, Inc.
Contact form

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to All applications submitted by noon MST, will receive full consideration.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind

About the organization

The Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind, established in 1912 concurrent with Arizona’s statehood, stands as a beacon of educational excellence and innovation for students who are hard of hearing, deaf, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind. Serving over 2,000 students from birth to grade 12, ASDB offers a comprehensive educational experience through its two schools for the deaf, a school for the blind, the statewide Early Learning Program, and extensive Itinerant Services.

Located in Tucson, ASDB’s main campus boasts both day and residential programs, equipped with over 25 buildings including athletic facilities, dormitories, libraries, and the renowned Berger Performing Arts Center. The campus is celebrated not only for its educational facilities but also for its beautiful landscaping and historical significance in Arizona.

In addition to the Tucson campus, ASDB operates the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD), established in 1967 in Phoenix. PDSD serves over 350 students and provides a range of services including counseling, audiology, vocational training, and language skills development in American Sign Language and English.

ASDB’s Itinerant Services, established in 1987, span three regions across Arizona, ensuring the best education possible for students statewide. These services include specialized instruction, evaluation, and support in various educational settings.

The Early Learning Program, part of ASDB since 1973, collaborates with the Arizona Early Intervention Program to provide services to families with infants and toddlers, emphasizing natural environments and center-based services.

Through its commitment to modernization, curriculum growth, and diversification of learning opportunities, ASDB continues to lead in providing unparalleled educational experiences to students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind, preparing them for success in college, career, and life.