The Interpreting Services Department serves the entire campus. Interpreters are often working within multiple departments within a day's time, including coverage of mainstream and off campus requests. Therefore, the department's goal is to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 by limiting in-person interpreting when possible.
As the 2022 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, parents, and community of the Texas School for the Deaf.
The department team consists of eleven (11) certified staff interpreters and 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. All interpreters are certified at the Board for Evaluation 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