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Who We Are

The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WESP-DHH) operates under the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and supports students from across the state of Wisconsin who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind in a variety of ways.

Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD)
The Wisconsin School for the Deaf is a residential school for deaf and hard of hearing students from throughout the state of Wisconsin. WSD operates under the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and provides educational services for deaf and hard of hearing students ages 3 to 21. WSD focuses on meeting the needs of students with disabilities in the areas of academic, adaptive education, vocational, and social skills development.

Outreach Program
WESP-DHH Outreach provides a variety of programs and services to students, ages birth to 21, who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, their families, and the educational teams and school districts that serve them, regardless of the student's educational placement or communication modality. Most of these programs are free-of-charge.

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Director Selection Process

Updated August 6, 2015

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to selecting the very best individual to serve in this very important role. Due to the small candidate pool, we have decided to not fill the position at this time.

We are very pleased to have Marla Walsh, current interim Director, continue in this position. Marla is a valued team member of the WESP-DHH family and we are fortunate to have her in this role.


FAQ

WESP-DHH Long Range Plan

The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WESP-DHH), which includes the Outreach Program and the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, has completed a major “long range planning” process with the help of consultants Tom Mickelson and Dr. Dean Ryerson of ALG, Inc. Browse the links below for videos and more information. View the 2014-2015 Year in Review.


Long Range Plan

Mission, Vision, Values

Priority Goals

The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and WESP-DHH Outreach are part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Learning Support.