Leaders congratulate School for the Blind’s Teacher of the Year

Five people stand with a woman holding a certificate in a conference room

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Muskogee leaders and legislators recently recognized Oklahoma School for the Blind’s 2019 Teacher of the Year, Laura Leatherman from Muskogee.

Leatherman, who is a fourth-grade teacher at OSB, was selected for the honor by a committee of co-workers.

She is a finalist for Professional Oklahoma Educators for Special Education.

For more information about OSB’s programs for children who are blind or visually impaired, phone 877-229-7136 toll free or visit http://osb.k12.ok.us/.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf receives cycling program grant for middle-school students

Five young people wearing helmets stand beside their bikes

SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf Physical Education Teacher Angie Shelby received a grant from the Outride Foundation to encourage middle school students to ride bikes.

OSD received 12 bikes, 12 helmets and an air pump through the comprehensive youth cycling education program Riding for Focus.

Shelby attended the training during the summer in California.

She then used Riding for Focus physical education curriculum to teach OSD students how to do safety inspections, check and fit helmets properly and ride their bikes safely.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf enjoys a bright game

OSD Homecoming Court

SULPHUR, OKLA. -- The Oklahoma School for the Deaf hosted the Arkansas School for the Deaf in the 2019 OSD Football and Volleyball Homecoming games on Oct. 6th..

For a historic first, the OSD football team played their first-ever night game on the OSD campus. The OSD team shined bright with a 67-19 win over ASD.

Looking to repeat the championship title win this year, the OSD football team is well on their way with record of 3-1.

Disability Employment Awareness Month spokesperson has Oklahoma Panhandle ties

Young man leans on fence in front of football field and stadium

OKLAHOMA CITY – Each October, the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services chooses a spokesperson for National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Linden Robertson, age 25, is a successful DRS Vocational Rehabilitation client with dyslexia. He is now in training for an inbound and outbound shipping lead at DHL in Fort Worth, Texas.

DHL is a logistics company specializing in international shipping, courier services and transportation.

School for the Blind Jazz Band to perform Oct 15 at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa

Students play trombones and trumpets in front of a mall store

TULSA, OKLA. – The award-winning Oklahoma School for the Blind Jazz Band will perform a free concert on Monday, October 15, at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa.

OSB’s Jazz Band earned 2-A state championships in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The Jazz Band will perform at 6:00 p.m. in front of Macy's on the lower level of the mall.

Woodland Hills Mall is located at 7021 S. Memorial Road.