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Recruitment #19-009009-0004


Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community that, in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners. 


MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

To plan, align, develop, implement, direct, and evaluate the School’s curriculum and instruction programs and professional development; direct the implementation and maintenance of State standards in all grades that yield the highest standards of student achievement and instructional excellence; participate in the maintenance of Bilingual Education concepts throughout the School; manage the instructional support functions; coordinate the local and state assessments; collect and interpret data, make informed decisions, and provide recommendations; support the integration of education technology to enhance student learning; provide leadership and supervision to specialists and test coordinators; serve as curriculum resource person; coordinate a new teacher mentoring program; participate in the supervision process of beginning teachers through classroom observations and conferences; participate in the review of applications, interview of applicants, and submitting recommendations for hire of new faculty members and professional staff; represent the School in meetings and conferences related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and assume other responsibilities as designed by the Principal.


Education: A Master's Degree in the Education of Deaf students, Education of Deaf students with additional disabilities, or related field required.  Maryland State Department of Education Teacher’s Certificate required (or the ability to obtain in a specific time).

Experience: A minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching experience with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students is required.  Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, and knowledge of Deaf community required.  Superior interpersonal and active listening skills required.


Experience in administration/supervision preferred. Experience in leadership activities that involve organizing, planning, directing, and monitoring resources preferred.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional information is for them to be uploaded.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.