News & Announcements

Superintendent Search Update: TDOE Announces Two Additional Committee Members

In response to community feedback, the Tennessee Department of Education added two additional members to the search committee for the director of schools search for the Tennessee Schools for the Deaf. We are excited to welcome:
• Anna Austin, Knoxville Chapter Tennessee Association of the Deaf, Knoxville
• Carmen Morales, Parent, Jackson

Josh Mason, Ed.D, Executive Director
State Special Schools
We look forward to working with our panel to identify another outstanding director to lead our schools.

TN Deaf Mentor Program "Meet a Deaf Person" Webinar - March 15

Families, please join TN Deaf Mentor Program on March 15th 4:30 pm EST / 3:30 pm CST for the Meet a Deaf Person Webinar with special guest, Laura Godbold, who will discuss Life with Usher Syndrome. If you did not receive an email with the Zoom link, please contact Briella Diaz diaz@tsdeaf.org. We hope to see you there!

WTSD Recognized as a Model of Demonstration School, Bronze Level, Second Year in a Row

For the second time, West Tennessee School for the Deaf (WTSD) was recognized as a Model of Demonstration School, Bronze Level, for Response to Instruction and Intervention-Behavior (RTI2-B). Thanks to the tireless work of WTSD's RTI2-B team, WTSD students continue to work toward and get rewarded for fulfilling the expectations of being responsible, respectful, and cooperative with the goal of supporting a positive social and behavioral climate at WTSD.

TN Deaf Mentor Program "Meet a Deaf Person" Webinar - February 25

Families, please join TN Deaf Mentor Program on February 25th 5:00 pm EST / 4:00 pm CST for the Meet a Deaf Person Webinar with special guest, Giuletta Maucere, who will discuss Deaf Athleticism. If you did not receive an email with the Zoom link, please contact Briella Diaz @b.diaz@tsdeaf.org. We hope to see you there!

Virtual Book Club for Parents of Children with Hearing Concerns

Parents, are you looking for an opportunity to study together on the journey of raising children with hearing concerns? Parent Outreach has created a virtual book club to do just that! The date, time, and book will be determined by the participants. Please take advantage of the QR code on the flyer to sign up!

Virtual Family ASL Classes

Virtual family ASL class will begin January 26th! Classes range from ASL 1-3. We welcome all families of TSD students, the Deaf Mentor Program, and Toddler Learning Class. Please register by January 21st!
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