Dr. Brenda Brueggemann, acting chair of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Illinois educator Nancy Kelly-Jones.
The Board approved Kelly-Jones during its May meeting.
Kelly-Jones is no stranger to the University, receiving a bachelor of arts in English in 1972 and a master of arts in education in 1975.
Her continued involvement in the deaf community makes her an ideal choice. She serves as the adult director for the Junior National Association of the Deaf. In addition, Kelly-Jones has served on the federal grant initiative, the Star Schools Project. Its purpose was to provide a bilingual staff development model that promotes effective instruction of language and literacy for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
As a lifelong educator, Kelly-Jones also has experience with curriculum development. She has also written two books, "Signs Everywhere" and "Sports Signs."
Posted: 8 Jun 2006