In all transparency, the following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media.
FRAMINGHAM – The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) welcomed Shira Grablesky as Director of Educational Initiatives.
Center CEO Sarah Glenn-Smith explains that the position will support the commitment of all TLC members to conduct a comprehensive review of the organization’s education systems, staff and processes, and will work with education teams. to serve as an agent of advice and change. role.
“Shira will support academics, family and community engagement, staff and recruitment as we begin to build a bright future for this coming school year,” said Glenn-Smith.
The position will also ease the transition to a new superintendent and create a bridge of support for families, students and staff.
The current Marie Philip School (MPS) superintendent, Jennifer Greenfield, announced her resignation in March and will be leaving at the end of June.
The learning center has partnered with Innivee Strategies to support the process of finding a new superintendent.
Shira holds an MA in Deaf Education from Boston University and an MA in Educational Policy and Management from Harvard University. She brings 13 years of professional experience in deaf education to TLC.
Most recently as a Curriculum Specialist for the New Mexico School for the Deaf, Shira has helped develop and implement curriculum adoption strategies, including cross-sector collaborations with community groups. She also designed and delivered professional development training and pedagogical support for teachers.
Prior to working at the New Mexico School for the Deaf, Shira worked at the California School for the Deaf – Fremont, the Horace Mann School in Allston, Massachusetts, and the Deaf Abused Women’s Network in Washington, DC.
His participation in over two dozen presentations and workshops covers a wide range of topics, including Deaf advocacy, mentoring, anti-bias education, Deaf identity and language access.