Caloud receives Iowa Assoc. of the Deaf Education Award


The Iowa Association of the Deaf (IAD) recently presented Clutier native Tina Caloud with its Education Award at the organization’s 59th Biennial Conference held July 20-22 in West Des Moines. The award goes to an educator in Iowa who has rendered meritorious and exceptional service to the deaf people of Iowa in the field of the education of the deaf. Pictured at left is John Cool, superintendent, handing the plaque to Caloud next to the Iowa School for the Deaf Museum Hall of Fame wall. This past May, Caloud was named chief academic officer of the School for the Deaf (ISD). Prior to joining ISD in the fall of 2020, she served as an ASL teacher and ASL specialist at Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and Indiana School for the Deaf. In late July, Caloud along with Dr. Deb Cates, ISD language resources coordinator, traveled to South Korea to present at the XIX World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf. Their lecture focused on “Language modeling intervention for STEM reasoning in deaf/hard-of-hearing students.” Only 24 presentations were accepted at the international conference. Caloud is the daughter of Diane Caloud and the late Robert Caloud.