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From the Director of Instruction

Welcome to Our Bilingual School
where Deaf children learn, experience, and thrive.

What Is Bilingual Education?


Greetings from the California School for the Deaf!

It is my honor to serve as the Director of Instruction at CSD. Our Instructional Division is made up of principals, supervisors, teachers, teacher specialists, coaches, teaching assistants, student assistants, interpreters and office staff who are dedicated to the welfare and education of every student.

We are a fully accredited school whose staff takes pride in our programs while participating in a continuous cycle of evaluation, goal setting, and improvement. Instruction is based on the California Standards, National ASL Standards, and individual needs as outlined in IEPs. We believe that ASL and English are crucial for all Deaf students. In addition, we have developed the following Expected Schoolwide Learning Results which guide our principles and practices:

  • In addition to outstanding academics, CSD is a language-rich environment that provides numerous activities and organizations designed to support artistic abilities, athletic abilities, leadership, real-world experience, work experience, and application of learning in a variety of settings. We cherish our diversity and value each child.

    Laura Peterson, Director of Instruction

    Len Gonzales
    Director of Instruction

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