The Ottumwa Courier

April 24, 2014

Montana man will head Iowa schools for deaf, blind


Ottumwa Courier

---- — COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Regents has named a Montana man as superintendent of the state's schools for the deaf and sight impaired.

The regents announced Wednesday the board had selected Steven J. Gettel to head the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton.

Gettel is currently superintendent of the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind. He's been in that position since 2001.

He will replace Patrick Clancy, who announced his resignation last December.