Steve Gettel’s legacy as leader of Iowa special schools was advocating for deaf, blind students

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

Steve Gettel first started working with Deaf and Blind children at a Deaf summer camp when he was in college. He quickly became passionate about working with the Deaf community. He was later hired as the superintendent for the Iowa School of the Deaf, as well as various other schools. Gettel retired very recently, but his contributions to the Deaf community should not be overlooked. He was a generous and kind individual, and will be remembered as such.

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