Welcome to the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Our Mission

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf educates students to succeed by recognizing and developing individual strengths, building confidence, collaborating with families and communities in a nurturing, dynamic, and language-rich environment steeped in cultural awareness of Deaf, Hearing, and worldwide diversity.
(Adopted by the Strategic Planning Committee, October 2013)

Executive Team

Dario Bellot

Chief Financial Officer


Karla Boudreaux

Director of Human Resources

Molly Dougherty

Director of Institutional Advancement


Melissa Draganac- Hawk

Director of Student Affairs


Valerie Houser

Director of Academic Affairs


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