Dr. John Mascia is the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind’s 17th President. Dr. Mascia holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in audiology and speech pathology from Hofstra University in New York and has a doctorate in audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology. He received his certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a licensed audiologist. He has made numerous presentations and served in leadership roles with professional organizations and is widely published.
Mitchell’s Place’s Executive Director is Sandy Naramore. Mrs.
Naramore graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Behavior Disorders. She earned a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education of the Handicapped and Certification of Administration from UAB.
Mrs. Naramore worked as a special education teacher in a variety of settings, including the E.P.I.C. School, the Allan Cott School, and Crestline Elementary School. She also served as Assistant Principal for Greystone Elementary. As Executive Director of Mitchell’s Place, Mrs. Naramore oversees all programs at Mitchell’s Place.
Mike Daria serves as the Superintendent for the Tuscaloosa City Schools. He started his education career with the Greene County Schools before coming to the Tuscaloosa City Schools in 1996.
Daria has served as an English teacher, assistant principal, principal, executive director of personnel and assistant superintendent prior to his current role. He received his Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Alabama.
He and his wife Susy have two children, Nicholas and Tyler, who attend the Tuscaloosa City Schools. The Tuscaloosa City Schools are open for innovation and ideas. Your feedback helps us strengthen our organization and we invite you to share your comments, concerns, questions or compliments.
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