News & Announcements

TSD Learning Loss Summer Program

During the month of June, Tennessee Schools for the Deaf will be offering four weeks of academic programming for students K-12 on the TSD Knoxville campus. The four weeks will be centered around themes, and each week will be “stand-alone” as opposed to being continuous. Lessons will be designed to stimulate a language-rich environment with lots of hands-on activities and field trips.

To register your student, please fill out the survey provided. Deadline to register is April 16th. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

TDOE Seeks Contractors for Program Review of Tennessee Schools for the Deaf

The department is seeking up to two qualified contractors to conduct a program review at the TSD. This includes the Knoxville campus, Nashville campus, and West Tennessee campus in Jackson. The purpose of the program review is to assess program quality, viability, and facilitate appropriate program improvement.

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 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.
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