tsdf-mini-grant-pictureTexas School for the Deaf Foundation Mini-Grant Program
Recipient uses funds to help create meaningful learning experiences for TSD students.

Every day teachers and staff are faced with keeping students interested and challenged with limited resources. Diminished school budgets often cannot support the creative ideas and enriching materials teachers and staff want to bring to their departments, classrooms and dorms to meet student needs. The TSD FOUNDATION recognizes that students come from diverse backgrounds, have different learning styles, and can benefit from creative learning opportunities and a deeper grounding in curriculum material. The Mini-Grants Program augments these needs with support from the TSD Foundation to TSD staff in an effort to impact the ability of educators to create meaningful learning experiences for children throughout TSD.

Rebecca Mowell is the psychologist at the Texas School for the Deaf. She was the recipient of a 2012- 2013 – $1000 mini-grant from the Texas School for the Deaf Foundation. With the grant she was able to purchase a variety of assessment tools to be used during admissions assessments (when students first enroll in TSD) and play-based evaluations (often when students turn three years old as part of their initial Full and Individual Evaluation or when there are concerns regarding the students’ growth and progress). These assessment tools allow her, as well as the Admissions and Elementary multidisciplinary teams, to continue using best practices to match our current student population and needs.

We are so proud to see the funds we’ve raised helping the faculty, staff, and students succeed at the Texas School for the Deaf!