TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Gabriel Cardenas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOVERNING BOARD OF TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
ANNOUNCES NEXT SUPERINTENDENT
Austin, Texas – April 14, 2023 – The Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) Governing Board is pleased to announce the selection of Peter L. Bailey as the 28th superintendent of TSD. Bailey will succeed Claire Bugen, who has led the school for 25 years, and will retire after a total of 48 years at TSD.
Bailey brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role, having served in a number of leadership positions in the field of Deaf Education over 30 years, including as a school administrator at The Learning Center for the Deaf in Massachusetts, Maryland School for the Deaf, Delaware School for the Deaf, Texas School for the Deaf, and in Connecticut at the American School for the Deaf. He is currently superintendent in Philadelphia, at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
Bailey has also worked for Communication Services for the Deaf in both Texas and South Dakota, where he was able to affect change in the social services sector, and he’s served on boards of the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and the American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC).
Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, and a Master of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership, from Springfield College in Massachusetts.
TSD Governing Board President, Shawn Saladin says, “we are excited to announce the appointment of Peter Bailey who is widely recognized for his outstanding leadership and commitment to student success.”
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating Texas students who are deaf and hard of hearing since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about Texas School for the Deaf, visit: www.tsd.state.tx.us.