For the first time ever in Missouri School for the Deaf (established in 1851), they will have a superintendent who is like them, deaf. The Fulton Sun reported that Ernest Garrett III has been selected to lead Missouri School for the Deaf beginning July 1 by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Mr. Garrett is also an executive director of the the Missouri Commission for the the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
In an email to the newspaper, Garrett said his appointment gives him the opportunity to be an example to the school’s deaf and hard-of-hearing students and show them that they can aspire to leadership positions. ~SF Gate