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Former Clarke Employee Wins ASHA Editor's Award

November 14, 2017—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honored former Clarke employee Frank Iglehart with the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology.[More]

Honoring Trustees for their Service and Welcoming a New Addition to the Board

November 13, 2017—Clarke is honored to recognize Kevin Franck, PhD, Sara Grosvenor and Sharon McCarthy as they close out their terms with Clarke's Board of Trustees this fall. Kevin, the brother of a Clarke Alumna, joined the Board in 2011; Sara, Founder and President of The Alexander...[More]

Clarke Staff and Alumni Collaborate on Educational eBook

November 5, 2017—Thanks to the contributions from Clarke staff, Smith/Clarke alumni and Clarke Board Members, we are pleased to announce that the eBook Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is now available...[More]

The 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss Draws Hundreds of Professionals, Parents and Teens

November 1, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss was a great success, drawing hundreds of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country. This year’s event was especially significant, as Clarke Schools for...[More]

 
March 25, 2014

Clarke Pennsylvania: Where Dreams Take Flight


March 25, 2014—At Clarke, Professional Development is an important part of our culture and staff experience. This year’s theme for Professional Development at Clarke Pennsylvania is “Dream Big.”

With that theme in mind, staff were recently asked to write three letters sharing their dreams: one to a current student, one to his/herself, and one to a person who inspires them. The letters were then placed in an envelope to be opened by the teacher at the end of the school year. But first, the staff saw their dreams take flight by making one of their letters into a paper airplane and flying them through the air on the front lawn of Clarke. The image of all of those dreams flying through the air is one that will truly inspire our teachers to keep dreaming through the remainder of the school year and beyond!