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Staff, students,and families, 

Wow! What a whirlwind beginning to our school year 2017-2018.  We are rocking on all cylinders.  As I walk through the building each day, I see many things that make me especially proud! Teachers having success with a student learning to read for the first time. Students treating each other kindly! Staff busy with activities of cleaning, repairing and cooking for our students. Adaptive
bicycles in the gym and outdoors!  Communication systems and assistive technology being utilized! Orientation and mobility lessons on and off campus. Teachers sharing data and Student with Assistantcollaborating!   Nurses giving our students a helping hand. Cottage parents and educational assistants supporting instructional activities! Our student athletes and coaches giving their all. Near and dear to my heart, our exciting Work Based Learning program, (WBL), is off and running! Our wonderful work based learning team is a group of truly inspiring and dedicated professionals.  Our students are working around campus in the technology department, procurement, media center, and Student working at  coffee Shopour school-based enterprise, the O&Mmmm Coffee Shop which keeps our teachers and staff energized!  Also, this year our students are working off campus at Andrew Price United Methodist Church, FiftyForward Senior Center and Second Harvest Food Bank. I am truly in awe of our wonderful students and staff each and every day.  It is a privilege and an honor to come through these doors daily. As Mahatma Gandhi reminds us, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” I truly see this happening all around me at Tennessee School for the Blind. 
As a gentle reminder, good school attendance is imperative for student success. School attendance is directly related to student achievement as students must be present and engaged in learning which in turn increases successful outcomes. Thank you, parents, in advance, for ensuring your child is in school every day. Every school day counts!
As the seasons change, it is indeed a special time at TSB! I look forward to cooler temperatures and the beautiful fall leaves!
 
 
Happy Fall to all!  Enjoy!

Kelly Benton

Kelly Benton

Principal Life Skills