Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Vision Department

  • Contact Information

    Christa Foolkes, M.S. Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, M.S., L-SLP, CCC-SLP
    Coordinator for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Vision Departments
    Department of Special Services
    Calcasieu Parish School Board
    1302 5th Street
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    (337)217-4300 ext. 3614


  • The Calcasieu Parish School Board Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Vision Departments is committed to serving our 130+ Deaf/hard of hearing students and 50+ visually impaired students. With certified teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing, certified visually impaired teachers, certified orientation and mobility teachers, qualified educational interpreters, and committed paraprofessionals/notetakers, we aim to help each student achieve his/her maximum potential by providing appropriate instruction, educational materials, technology, and accommodations.  Feel free to contact us with any questions! 

    *If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing, a certified visually impaired teacher, a certified orientation and mobility teacher, an educational interpreter, or a notetaker/paraprofessional who works with the Deaf/hard of hearing, please contact Christa Foolkes at We look forward to working with you!