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The Interpreters symbolize the
'TOGETHER' TSD School theme for 2020-2021.
 
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 Spring and Summer sessions. 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 2020 Fall semester begins, the majority of interpreting will continue to be satisfied remotely. However, TSD interpreters will initiate a rotational schedule to provide emergency, as-needed in-person interpreting for the staff and students on campus. 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 ten (10) certified staff interpreters, one (1) scheduler/administrative assistant, and  two (2) temporary contract interpreters.
  • Lee Godbold (Lead Interpreter)
  • Julie Birkenholtz (Scheduler/Administrative Assistant)
  • Diane Blastic
  • Gary Campbell
  • Tammy Carrizales
  • Claire Champagne
  • Keri Clark
  • Theresa Goodnight
  • Jacques Guidry
  • Katie Northup
  • Beth Schreiber
  • Sarah Carmony (Contract)
  • Deborah Davison (Contract)
 
TSD is committed to providing quality services for all. Therefore, all interpreters are certified at the Board for Education of Interpreters (BEI) Level III (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) 462-5431  VOICE
(512) 462-5433  FAX
 
request.interpreter@tsd.state.tx.us