At Leander ISD, we believe that all students have unique needs with the right to reach their full potential. It is our privilege in the Leander ISD Visual Impairments department to facilitate growth in each stage of our students’ development so that they can have the maximum independence that is best for each individual.
Cedar Park High School
2150 Cypress Creek Road,
Cedar Park, TX 78613
We strive to be a support to our teachers, therapists, administrators, community, and family members to create a cohesive team and to provide an optimal and enriching educational environment for our students with visual impairments.
Who Are We?
Teachers for Students with Visual Impairments (TSVIs)
- Tashia Ellington (Team Lead)
- Tara Fusilier
- Heather Gill, M.Ed.
- Emilie Goulden, M.Ed.
- Lori Paddock, M.Ed.
- Eduardo Mejia, M.Ed.
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS)
- Loni Girdler
- Sheila Peacock
- Stefanie Schwartz, M.Ed.
Braille Production Center
The Braille and Tactile Graphics Production Center for Leander ISD, located at Wiley Middle School, produces custom braille materials on request by teachers. The materials that can be transcribed include Word documents and most other documents. Graphs, illustrations, maps, and other graphics can be reproduced in a tactile representation. The Braille and Tactile Graphics Production Center (BPC) utilizes the latest technology for embossing literacy material for our blind students.
Watch our video about Leander ISD’s Braille Production Center.
BPC Contact Information
Denise Palazzolo & Nova Rutledge
Wiley MS Room 2131
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
TSBVI serves as a special public school in which students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus. It is also a statewide resource to parents of these children and the professionals who serve them, from birth through transition from school.
- TSBVI General Information – English | TSBVI General Information – Spanish (Links coming soon)
Short-Term Programs offers year-round group and individualized classes for students with visual impairments. Students travel to Austin and participate in classes and activities with peers from across the State of Texas.
TSBVI offers both school year and summer programs.