For Janice Smith-Warshaw, it’s all about T-R-U-S-T.
That is, thinking and talking about positive things, respecting each other, using the chain of command, supporting shared leadership and “together, everyone achieves more.”
This was the first thing she told her administrative council when she began as Illinois School for the Deaf’s superintendent on May 1.
For the first time in its 174-year history, Illinois School for the Deaf has a deaf female superintendent. The school has had three deaf male superintendents in its history.