Mission Statement

  • The Knox County Schools Speech/Language, Hearing and Vision Services personnel assess, identify, and program for students with communication and sensory disabilities. Our goal is to identify their needs, support their education, and facilitate their development to become active members of a diverse global society.
     
    The Knox County Schools Hearing Services Department serves students attending school in Knox County who are hearing impaired and deaf.

Our Team

  • Hearing Specialists
    Knox County Schools' Hearing Specialists provide services and support to students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.These services are provided itinerantly to students from mainstream general education through self-contained classes.Services include auditory training, academic support, speech/language therapy, and facilitating communication for students. Pictured below from left to right are:
    Nicole Morton, Kiki Lee, Shelly Buckley, Mary Claire Szukelewicz Clark, (Janet Thurman and Tobie Keown not pictured) 
     Nicole Morton      Kiki Lee     Shelly Buckley  Mary Claire Clark
    Audiologists
    Certified audiologists provide audiological management of hearing impaired students (including FM Systems), hearing aid troubleshooting, inservices for staff, represent at student IEP meetings, and co-ordinate with outside agencies. Pictured below from left to right are:
    Aimee Biddle, Elizabeth Brown and Laurie Rush 
    Aimee Biddle   Elizabeth Brown   Laurie Rush
    Technicians
    Trained technicians work in teams to provide system wide hearing screening. Knox County Schools provide mass screening of preschool, kindergarten, second, and fourth grade students. Pictured below from left to right are: Karen Moody, Leigh Ann Stephens, Liz Wheeler (Kristin Everling not pictured)
    Karen Moody   Leigh Ann Stephens  Liz Wheeler
    Interpreters/Transcribers
    Educational interpreters facilitate communication for students that are deaf or hard-of-hearing in academic and non-academic settings. Interpreters will demonstrate the ability to expressively interpret classroom content and discourse and the ability to receptively interpret student or teen sign language. A trained TypeWell transcriber captures academic and non-academic discussion using advanced abbreviation software. The student simultaneously sees the transcript. It can be easily printed or saved to utilize  as a study tool. Pictured below from left to right are: Stephanie Bailey, Anita Fannin, Gwendolyn Headrick, Connie Lewis, Ruby Warner, Megan Mize, Donya Walker (Rorri Miller, Abby Reach, Leah Leach and Suzanne Hill not pictured)
    Stephanie Bailey   Anita Fannin   Gwendolyn Headrick  Connie Lewis  Ruby Warner  Megan Mize  Donya Walker  
     
     

Hearing Services Contact

  • Tamria Cameron     
    Tamria Cameron
    Administrative Secretary
    Hearing Services
    8109 Beaver Ridge Road
    Knoxville, TN 37931 
    865-539-3046 Office
    865-539-3039 Fax
     

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