Martin Keller Jr. has been named superintendent for the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
The state Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Keller at a special meeting Friday.
Keller himself is deaf. He'll takes his new role next month at the Romney school. He will replace Lynn Boyer, who announced her retirement earlier this year.
Keller is currently the principal at the Indiana School for the Deaf. He holds numerous degrees, including a doctorate from Lamar University.
Keller has worked 14 years in administration, managing student service programs at the elementary and secondary school levels.
Boyer had been appointed superintendent in 2011, a year after the school was cited by the Office of Education Performance Audits for deficiencies in leadership, curriculum, safety and technology.