Happy New Year, TAPED members! I hope each of you have been blessed with health and happiness at the beginning of this new year.
I am excited to work with the TAPED Executive Board and continue the positive work of an organization that supports educators and parents across the state of Texas. Below are some celebrations from 2016 as well as a few of our plans for 2017.
· TAPED donated $500 to Imagination Texas.
· TAPED awarded $1,750 in scholarships to students and educators.
· TAPED hosted the 2016 Statewide Conference for Education of the Deaf in San Marcos, Texas which included 694 attendees.
· TAPED members elected new officers to the TAPED Executive Board on July 20, 2016.
1. Award 7 scholarships of $1,000 each and donate $500 to Imagination Texas.
2. Plan for the Statewide Conference for Education of the Deaf to be held July 10-12,
2018 in Grapevine, Texas.
3. Increase communication to TAPED members via regular newsletters.
4. Update information on website www.taped.org
It is with great honor that I serve as your TAPED President for the 2016-2018 term. I look forward to collaborating with families, educators, and community members to ensure excellence, equality and success for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please let us know how we can support you!
The Texas Association of Parents and Educators of the Deaf is proud to sponsor the following scholarships for deaf/hard of hearing students:
All student scholarships are for $1,000.00 each. Please share the Student Scholarship Application with interested students located at the link below or at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BOS2-RK0o1Y4ADBqE1Y8YhQyJyzxV9s6kojshNUwlpo.
The Texas Association for Parents and Educators of the Deaf is proud to sponsor a scholarship for students going into the field of Deaf Education as a teacher or an interpreter. The scholarships are as follows:
• TAPED Teacher $1,000.00
• TAPED Interpreter $1,000.00
Please share the Teacher and Interpreter Scholarship Application with interested staff at the link below or at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1riTd881CB_-AfPZD6XFUK28NfNW9mzZly06A80OXYZA.