Shout out to Dianne Fisher, Co-founder of Imagination Celebration Special Weekend for the Deaf (now Imagination Fort Worth), honored April 10 by Imagination Fort Worth as part of its 25th Anniversary Celebration:
“This year Imagination Celebration’s Special Weekend for the Deaf celebrates its twenty-fifth year. This program began when a zealous Deaf Education teacher named Dianne Fisher endeavored to find funding to bring the National Theatre for the Deaf’s performance of Treasure Island to her students in Fort Worth. What began as a single performance turned into a weekend of fine arts workshops, a dance, and the bringing together of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students all over the state of Texas.”
Diane has dedicated her life’s work to students who are deaf and hard of hearing. She has served the Deaf Education Community for many years as a supervisor in both Abilene and Birdville, Texas. As an integral part of the Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Diane is also the co-founder of Texas Association of Parents and Educators of the Deaf (TAPED), and received their Lifetime Achievement Award. Currently, she is a part of the national training staff for the SKI*HI Institute which trains teachers to work with parents of newly identified Deaf and Hard of Hearing infants.
Dianne, an active member of our Loyalty Sunday School Class, is now retired from the classroom, and she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, their two grown children and their grandchildren.
As a Church Family let’s take a moment to celebrate Dianne for her continued commitment to bringing fellowship and the arts together in such a positive atmosphere in our community.