The Board of Regents has selected a man from Montana to become the new superintendent of the state’s two special schools. The board chose Steven Gettel, the current Superintendent of the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, from three candidates to become the superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton.
Gettel is scheduled to begin his duties on August 1st. He will replace Patrick Clancy who is retiring. Clancy began as superintendent of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in 2008 and added the same position for the Iowa School for the Deaf in April of 2012.