Ronald J. Stern, PhD
Ron Stern retired as the vice president of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University. In this role Dr. Stern served as the chief administrator of Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, and a national research and training unit, and as a leading member of the Gallaudet University president’s executive team.
Dr. Stern has worked in deaf education for more than 40 years. Prior to his position at the Clerc Center, he was superintendent of the New York School for the Deaf from 2015-2016, superintendent of New Mexico School for the Deaf from 2000-2015, and director of instruction at California School for the Deaf, Fremont from 1990-2000. He has served on the board of the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf in many capacities, most recently as past-president.
He and his wife Hedy have three children and four grandchildren.
PhD, University of New Mexico, educational leadership
MA, California State University - Northridge, deaf education
BA, Gallaudet University, sociology