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Texas School for the Deaf Students Educate Math Teachers at Conference

Austin, Texas – Deaf high school students from the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) addressed an audience of math educators at the DeafTEC Math Conference held earlier this month at the Texas Region 13 Education Service Center.
During the panel discussion, TSD students shared how they’ve overcome challenges learning math.
One student shared his love/hate relationship […]

Texas School for the Deaf Homecoming Week

Blue & White Pep Rally
Friday, October 19th

Homecoming Festival
Lady Rangers Volleyball vs. San Marcos Panthers
TSD Rangers Football vs. Geneva School of Boerne
Saturday, October 20th
Austin, Texas – October 19, 2018 – Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) welcomes alumni friends, family and neighbors to celebrate its’ annual homecoming this weekend. The iconic 161-year old TSD campus is […]

TSD Foundation Announces New Executive Director


Dear friends and supporters,

Happy September! Texas School for the Deaf Foundation (TSDF) is kicking off this fall with some exciting news. We are pleased to announce that we have hired our new Executive Director – Holly Hawk! I know many of you have been following our leadership transition over the last several months. Please know that […]


September 12
Austin, Texas – The trailer is out for A&E’s new documentary special, Deaf Out Loud, featuring two Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) families: the Garcia family and the Mansfield family.
            The Garcias are a family […]

Announcement from TSD Foundation President Jack Busenbark on Recent Changes

Dear valued Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) Foundation stakeholders:

As an entity serving the 7,000 deaf and hard of hearing children in Texas, the Foundation puts children first. That fundamental value that many of us hold dear has become apparent as our Executive Director (ED) of one year, Laura Duran Villa, has decided to resign. […]

Brent Shiver—IBM software engineer and board member at the TSD Foundation

We are proud to highlight one of our TSD Board Members Brent Shiver. Brent is an IBM software engineer who was recently featured in the Voices of IBM volunteers.

You can read his story below and also watch a video interview of him and other volunteers here: https://youtu.be/rmHs9bxsqqY You can read the article here: https://ibm.co/2rgJDmr

Texas School For the Deaf 12th Annual Diamond Gala

Join Texas School For The Deaf Foundation on May 18th, for a Fundraising Gala. Hosted By The Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch, featuring Alex Abenchuchan, The Daily Moth. Gala location The Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch 11508 Carl Road, Buda, Texas 78610.

Chipotle Fundraiser for TSD – Sept. 21st

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Texas School for the Deaf Foundation. Come in to the Chipotle at 10515 N Mopac Expy Ste B200 in Austin on Thursday, September 21st between 4:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re […]

Mini-Grant Applications for 2018

The TSD Foundation Board exists to support you and the work of the TSD here in Austin, and the work of ERCOD and outreach services across the State of Texas. To that end, we have tried to simplify the Mini-Grant process for this coming year. The information below seeks to summarize the inner-workings of the […]

27TH ANNUAL Austin Sertoma Club Golf Tournament Sept. 18th!

27TH ANNUAL Austin Sertoma Club Golf Tournament Benefiting the TSD Foundation, September 18th! Please join us this year at Teravista Golf Club for our annual golf tournament. Proceeds will be used to award scholarships to selected Texas School for the Deaf seniors and to supplement the golf program.

Event Details:

Date: September 18th, 12 noon
Location: Teravista Golf […]