Executive Director – Dr. Jacqueline Simms
Dr. Simms became the Executive Director of Cleary School for the Deaf during the summer of 2013. Prior to coming to Cleary School for the Deaf, Dr. Simms was the Director of the Infant and Child Learning Center at Downstate Hospital/NYS Research Foundation for 10 years. She started her educational experience in the NYCDOE for 14 years acquiring a broad range of experience. Skills developed include supervision, staff development, community and staff communication initiatives, and curriculum development. This prepared her to meet the needs of various populations. She serves as an adjunct lecturer at Touro College and Brooklyn College. Dr. Simms received her doctor of education degree from LIU Post, and three Master’s degrees.
Jackie has great passion, energy, and most importantly, a love of children with special needs that is the hallmark of Cleary School.
Phone: (631) 588-0530 Ext: 216