Superintendent's Page

A Message From The Superintendent ...


February 2016


Dear St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Stakeholders:


The third academic quarter of the 2015-2016 school year is off to a great start!  Our teachers, staff, parents and students continue to work together to achieve all of the goals on their Individual Education Plans. 


It is with great pride that I announce we will be honoring Patty Velocci in the near future by renaming Little Theater to “Velocci Theater”!  Patty is a respected former teacher, principal, and interim superintendent and has left an everlasting impact on St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.  In her retirement, Patty continues to support SMSD by attending numerous events throughout the school year.  Stay tuned for more information on the dedication ceremony!!! 


A Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 7th at 6 p.m. in the Young Assembly Hall to provide an update on the “State of SMSD”.  All are welcome to attend!  Be sure to check the website frequently for information on the many activities at SMSD as we head towards the end of another exciting school year.


St. Mary’s School for the Deaf continues to partner with our many community organizations and acts as a valuable resource to Western New York.  We are committed to our Belief Statement and our Mission Statement.  We remain student focused and student centered in our approach to Deaf Education.


Our doors are always open and we welcome visitors to come and see what a special place our campus is.   Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment for a tour at your convenience.


Child First!


Timothy M. Kelly