ABOUT PTCO

The Parent-Teacher-Counselor Organization (PTCO) for the Indiana School for the Deaf was established in 1951 by parents wanting to partner with the school to improve and enhance the educational and extracurricular opportunities for students and their families at ISD. After all these years, PTCO still continues with that tradition.  It is our belief that families and guardians are a vital ingredient to student success.  Working together, we can achieve our goals now and for many years to come.  However, we need your help.

 

Working together, we can achieve our goals now and for many years to come. But we need your help. If you or your group would like more information or are interested in building a partnership with the PTCO, please contact one of our officers.

MISSION - Through the bilingual/bicultural philosophy, PTCO exists to serve as an advocate and financial supporter for the diverse educational needs and rights of all Deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families at the Indiana School for the Deaf.

PURPOSE - The purpose of the PTCO is to enhance and support the educational experience at the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD), to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement, and to facilitate communication between parents, teachers, administration, dormitory staff, and the community.

David Geeslin, Ex-Officio Trustee

Cindy Sharer, President

Kelly Lowe, Vice President

Brenda Jones, Secretary

Lori Woomer, Treasurer

Amanda Artega, ECE Member-at-large

Mindy Wilson, Elementary Member-at-large

Maryna Starayeva, Middle School Member-at-large

Wendy Dukes, High School Member-at-large

PTCO OFFICERS

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PTCO DAY

PTCO

PARENT • TEACHER • COUNSELOR • ORGANIZATION

PTCO GALA

BELONG • EXCEL • THRIVE

FAMILIES

PTCO has many committees with which families can become involved in...

  • Fundraising

  • PTCO Day

  • PTCO Gala

  • Legislative/Advocacy

  • Staff Appreciation

  • New Family Welcoming/Mentor Program

  • Scholarship

  • Bridge Program for Hearing Parents ​

We need your help to make all of this happen!  PTCO encourages and welcomes parent involvement.  Please share your unique gifts and talents with us to help make a difference for all ISD students.  We want your ideas, comments, concerns and suggestions.

FUNDRAISING

Money raised by the PTCO is used for classroom education and technology resources that provide direct benefits to students at ISD.  Many of these fundraising activities are in the form of fun, family and/or parent events. Fundraising activities from previous years have included: PTCO Day, PTCO 5K, Staff Appreciation Week and Gala Literacy Night. 

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