Texas Association of the Deaf, Inc.
P.O. Box 1982
Manchaca, Texas 78652
February 19, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tim Jaech Becomes Editor of The Deaf Texan
AUSTIN, TX- Last month the TAD board voted unanimously to appoint Tim Jaech of Austin as the new editor for 65-year-old state association newsletter, The Deaf Texan. Jaech is slated to take over the publication in June. Meanwhile, Steve Baldwin, current TDT editor, will become the assistant editor, which guarantees a smooth transition of journalistic endeavors. Trudy Suggs of T.S.Writing Services will continue as layout editor, proofreader and consultant.
In view of Jaech’s appointment, TAD President Paul Rutowski shares his enthusiasm: “TAD is absolutely delighted to secure the caliber of a proven writer, editor, leader, advocate and educator.” “ We are also pleased, “ adds Rutowski ”that Dr. Baldwin will remain as part of the newsletter team and we thank him profusely for his three years of setting the publication bar higher in the opinion of appreciative members and readers throughout the state and nation.”
Jaech is a native of Los Angeles, California who became profoundly deaf at the age of two. He attended oral schools until his family moved to northern California and he graduated from the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley and went on to get his B.S. degree in Education of the Deaf from Gallaudet University in 1961. He began his teaching career at the Minnesota School for the Deaf and obtained his M.A. in Administration and Supervision from California State University, Northridge in 1966. Thereafter, he worked as a teacher, principal, and program specialist at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside and Los Angeles County Schools until he accepted the superintendence of the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in 1992.
After 42 years of services in the education of deaf and hard of hearing children, Jaech retired in 2003 as a State of Wisconsin consultant for families and school districts with deaf and hard of hearing children. He has served as a board member in numerous capacities for state associations of the deaf, state agencies, and private organizations in Minnesota, California, and Wisconsin. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Signing L.O.V.E., a non-profit organization involved in video-tutoring of deaf children on a nationwide basis.
Among Jaech’s many interests are a love for architecture, baseball, poetry, and writing. He was an editor for the California Association of the Deaf Dateline newsletter and more recently wrote a column for the National Association of the Deaf in its Members Only section. He currently writes a column for the Deaf Seniors of America publication, New Horizons. He hopes to continue the fine contributions made in The Deaf Texan as its new editor and perhaps help bring an even larger readership to become well-versed in the lives of the fascinating deaf and hard of hearing persons who make Texas a great place to live and prosper. Since moving to Austin last June 2009, Jaech and his wife, Silvia, have found Austin’s deaf community deserving of its reputation for warm hospitality and friendliness! Indeed, TAD is fortunate to have them both in Texas.
Texas Association of the Deaf is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that was organized in 1886 to safeguard the rights of deaf and hard of hearing Texans. Please view our website at deaftexas.org for more details.
Tim Jaech, new editor of The Deaf Texan, is
already developing his vision for the quality
newsletter of the Texas Association of the Deaf