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New York School for the Deaf Releases Superintendent Prospectus – Now Accepting Applications

Innivee Strategies is pleased to announce the release of the New York School for the Deaf Superintendent prospectus and the opening of the application period. The prospectus document summarizes the organization, its programs, and what our school is looking for in its next leader.

Founded in 1817, NYSD, also known as Fanwood, is the second oldest school for the deaf in the United States. NYSD is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated in cooperation with the New York State Education Department.

The Superintendent is responsible for the overall operations and supervision of the school, its educational programs, budget, staff, and facilities. The organizational prospectus, which can be found here, goes into depth on the desired leadership profile, which is based on focus groups and surveys conducted with the NYSD community. The leadership profile touches on seven key themes that NYSD is seeking in its next leader, all of which are described in depth in the prospectus:

  • Committed Leadership & Long-Range Vision
  • Academic Rigor
  • Student-Centered
  • Clear & Transparent Communication
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Culture of Empowerment
  • Strategic Innovation 

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 NYSD, please share this webpage or the prospectus with them. Recommendations for the role can be sent to [email protected]

All applications submitted by 11:59pm EST on February 4th, 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 NYSD and Innivee Strategies websites at and as well as both organizations’ social media channels.


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.

About New York School for the Deaf (NYSD)

Founded in 1817, the New York School for the Deaf, the second oldest school for the deaf in the United States, is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated in cooperation with the New York State Education Department. NYSD focuses on individualized instruction that continues through elementary, middle school and high school. At all times, NYSD seeks to provide an educational environment that both challenges and nurtures students.  This prepares students for adulthood, while also giving them a unique opportunity to socialize with their peers. The mission of New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) is to maximize the whole person potential of each student through comprehensive, rigorous educational programs and services within a communication and language-rich environment. NYSD is also committed to serve as an exemplary resource in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students. As a community and to achieve its goals, NYSD collaborates with families, school districts, agencies, the deaf community, the educational research community, philanthropic sources and other key stakeholders.