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About Tim Albert

Tim grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and loved eating Cajun and Creole gumbos. He was born deaf and was sent to various mainstream schools in the New Orleans area.

Tim transferred to Louisiana School for the Deaf (LSD). After graduating from Louisiana School for the Deaf in 1991, he was accepted by National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in Rochester, New York. He studied there from 1991 to 1997 and obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Imaging Technology. He then transferred to Gallaudet University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 2002 and a Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2004. He was Director of Youth Empowerment Summit (Y.E.S!) for 9 years under National Black Deaf Advocates. He was the first Deaf President of the Black Awareness Coordinating Committee at Rochester Institute of Technology (a hearing organization) as well as the first Deaf member and brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He also started working as a school social worker with Georgia School for the Deaf (GSD) in 2005 and got promoted to dorm director from 2009 to 2014. He was GSD’s first school social worker since 1846. From 2015 to 2017, he was the Dean of Students for Middle/High School Department at the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis, Indiana, served as President of the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) and served as a member-at-large of the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). Currently, he is the Director of NTID Student Life Team at Rochester Institute of Technology. He serves as President of the Board of Rochester School for the Deaf.

Tim is married to Michelle Williams-Albert and they have two dogs and four cats. They reside in Rochester, New York.