Nancy Hlibok Amann, Ph.D.

Superintendent | California School for the Deaf, Riverside
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Nancy Hlibok Amann, Ph.D., is the Superintendent of California School for the Deaf in Riverside (CSDR). A native of New York City, she holds BA and MS degrees in Government and Administration from Gallaudet University and a Ph.D. in Bi-Literacy and Reading from the University of Arizona.

After Gallaudet, Nancy worked at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind as a classroom teacher, ASL Specialist, Parent Advisor, and Deaf Mentor. After receiving her Ph.D., she became a Literacy Specialist working with classroom teachers, itinerant teachers, and supervising teachers. She then became a school administrator (Principal and Assistant Superintendent) at ASDB.

In 2013, Nancy moved to San Diego, where she became the Director of Special Projects and Development at Deaf Community Services, a nonprofit organization. There, she focused on academics, literacy, and family development for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. She then returned to the classroom as a high school teacher at the San Diego Unified School District. In the summer of 2015, she became CSDR superintendent.

Nancy’s husband Alan is an attorney with California Attorney General’s office. Together they have three children, of whom one is deaf and two are hearing. Their son obtained a JD from Georgetown Law School and is an attorney with Latham & Watkins. Their older daughter graduated from University of California, Davis, and works for Groove, a customer relations management firm. Their last daughter is currently a student at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, majoring in Environmental Management. Nancy loves to spend time at the beach, whip up new dishes, and be with her family. She also enjoys discovering new hidden spots in Southern California.