TSD officially opened its new Early Learning Center (ELC) and Administrative and Welcome Center (AWC) with a ribbon cutting and open house on February 24th.
Ribbon cutting honorees included former Governing Board President Eric Hogue and the Governing Board, Superintendent Claire Bugen, and high school senior Trey Johnson.
Several TSD students served as ambassadors, providing tours of the new ELC and AWC. Representing student organizations, these ambassadors included Deyon R. and Timara A. (BDSU), Bre'asia M. (PRIDE), Josue F. (Manos), Trey Johnson (Jr. NAD), and Anahit T. (PAL).
Among those in attendance included Governing Board members, TSD Foundation members, architects from McKinney York, representatives from CHASCO Constructions and TFC, TSD students, families, alumni, other stakeholders, FOX 7, Telemundo, and a staff person from State Senator Royce West's office.
The new construction incorporates the architectural philosophy known as DeafSpace using deaf-friendly design principles which takes into consideration sensory reach, space, proximity and mobility, light and color, and acoustics.