Department of Linguistics

Brenda Schertz left USM

Brenda Schertz has left USM to accept a position at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY. Though we were very sorry to learn of Brenda's departure, we also felt honored to find one of the most prestigious institutions in ASL and Deaf education in the U.S. recruiting away our faculty member. Brenda has been an excellent, dedicated ASL teacher at USM and has made many contributions beyond the classroom as well, among them being the annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, which has been running for more than a decade and has gained national and international attention. We wish her the very best in her new position at NTID.