Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
William and Chandra Vandry, of Vandry Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has graciously made a $900 donation to TSBVI's Summer School Program, Camp Challenge. Originally an amount of $500 was raised before the seminar, and an additional $400 was added from Vandry's community. This is his third year to participate in the programming, offering a free Self Defense clinic to the campers. He is a fantastic role model for the students, as he has successfully overcome many obstacles of his own and remains an avid learner of life. Legally blind himself, William Vandry says that he has never let that stop him from achieving his dreams and coaches the students of Camp Challenge to do the same. A professor with a 4th degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, he has competed in multiple Pan American tournaments, winning Gold and Silver medals and runs his very own, very successful Vandry Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the Austin area since 1999.
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) serves as a special public school in the continuum of statewide placements for students who have a visual impairment. Students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus. It is also a statewide resource to parents of these children and the professionals who serve them, from birth through transition from school.
The other major divisions of TSBVI are: School and Student Services (student admissions and records); the Business, Operations and Technology Division (budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll, supply warehouse, maintenance, food service, security, transportation, duplication and technology); and Executive Administration (superintendent's office, human resources, curriculum, legal, internal audit and risk management).