Sarah Glenn-Smith with TLC Students

Message from the CEO

Welcome to The Learning Center for the Deaf!

Thanks to your support, and the continued growth of TLC, this past year we have been able to celebrate many notable achievements, including:

  • Academic Bowl Championship - MPWS place second in the national tournament in Washington, DC
  • Regulation Rooms for Walden School students - Innovative mental health therapy for deaf youth and adolescents using an array of therapeutic equipment to support children’s natural ways of regulating their bodies and their emotions to facilitate attachment-building
  • MPWS Volleyball Team recognized at Polar Park in Worcester for their NDIAA Division II Championship
  • AP Level classes in-person; Virtual AP courses through VHS Learning, and dual-credit courses with RIT/NTID
  • Restarting our community ASL Classes, bringing immersive language and authentic instruction 
  • New STEM materials for Early Childhood Center Outdoor Classroom
  • Makerspace for Elementary Department: Where students and staff can create, problem solve, and develop skills, talents, thinking, and mental rigor
  • Significant expansion of after school programs and activities
  • Six TLC staff members with expertise in Deaf education and clinical care present at the ADARA National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • First-ever international trip for High School students to London and Paris
  • The purchase of 3D Ear Scanning equipment for our Audiology Clinic
  • Social Emotional Learning work for all ages to incorporate more direct instruction of SEL, as well as structured group activities and student organizations

We look forward to even bigger accomplishments and celebrations in the coming weeks and months. We are grateful for the families, friends, leaders, and collaborators who help ensure that all deaf and hard of hearing children and adults thrive by having the knowledge, opportunity and power to design the future of their choice.

Sarah Glenn-Smith, MBA, PhD
Chief Executive Officer