The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced George Stailey as superintendent at the Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD). Mr. Stailey brings many years of experience at the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD), including 10 years as superintendent. Other experiences at ISD include teaching preschool and middle school, working as a student development educator in the residence halls, serving as dean of boys, and working as the assistant to the superintendent. Mr. Stailey also served as an adjunct professor at Yavapai College, where he taught beginning and intermediate American Sign Language.
“It is an honor to be selected as the new superintendent at the Missouri School for the Deaf,” said Mr. Stailey. “As a former employee at another School for the Deaf for 32 years, it is a privilege to return to deaf education, and it will be my pleasure to work with students, employees, parents and members of the school’s community.”
Mr. Stailey holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University at Normal and a master’s degree from Butler University in Indianapolis. Mr. Stailey will begin his work as superintendent at MSD in April.