The Interpreters symbolize the
'CREATING CONNECTIONS' TSD School theme for 2021-2022.
The TSD Interpreting Services Department has been able to maintain providing interpreting services throughout the course of the current COVID-19 pandemic. This was achieved remotely throughout the 2020-2021. Each interpreter worked hard to determine and set up the necessary professional space and equipment for home-based offices to ensure continuity of services. 
The Interpreting Services Department serves the entire campus. Interpreters are often working within multiple departments within a day's time. Therefore, the department's goal is to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 by limiting in-person interpreting to only when deemed a business necessity.
As the 2021 Fall semester begins, interpreting will continue remotely and in person as needed. The interpreters will continue to abide by social distancing, mask use, and other campus regulations during on-campus, in-person assignments.
The Interpreting Services Department is dedicated to providing communication access for staff, students, and parents of the Texas School for the Deaf.
The department team consists of eleven (11) certified staff interpreters, one (1) scheduler/administrative assistant.
  • Lee Godbold (Lead Interpreter)
  • Julie Birkenholtz (Scheduler/Administrative Assistant)
  • Diane Blastic
  • Gary Campbell
  • Sarah Carmony
  • Tammy Carrizales
  • Claire Champagne
  • Keri Clark
  • Deborah Davison
  • Theresa Goodnight
  • Jacques Guidry
  • Beth Schreiber
TSD is committed to providing quality services for all. All interpreters are certified at the Board for Education of Interpreters (BEI) Level III (Advanced) or above, and/or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) NIC-Advanced or above. For further information on the department interpreters, please take a moment to view the "Staff" page.
On the right-hand side of the screen, you will see a menu of our pages. These are to help you navigate through our department. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at the information below.

Texas School for the Deaf
Interpreting Services
1102 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 410-1061  VP
(512) 241-5809 TEXT
(512) 462-5431  VOICE
(512) 462-5433  FAX