It’s such an honor to be Eric’s (student since 2017) sister. This school and the opportunities its given him are phenomenal. To watch him grow, thrive and come out of his shell has been the most rewarding thing for me to watch. Thank you Trousdale for your dedication to these students.

Sam P., Sister

Art Show

Meeting with Senator Bell Mar 28 11 28 36 AM

Pictured above left to right:  Allen Clark, Administrative Director, Trousdale School;  Tom Johnson, Founder, Trousdale School;  Senator Mike Bell (holding original art work by Meg Best);  Stephanie Royer, Lead Teacher, Trousdale School;  Shannon Clark, Executive Director, Trousdale School


From My Perspective:

An Exhibition for All Artists Featuring Artists with Disabilities

Hosted by: Trousdale School
3171 Hewitt St SE
Cleveland, TN 37323


“From My Perspective” was created in 2016 to provide artists with disabilities in East Tennessee and North Georgia an opportunity to showcase their work alongside the work of their peers.  The event is open to any individual who is age 14 or older. It is not limited to artists with disabilities. Each participant may submit three artworks. Participants will be recognized with a certificate at the evening session. A jury will select four artworks of outstanding creativity, expression, or design to receive Silver Easel Awards. The show is free to enter and attend, and 100% of the purchase price of any artworks sold will go to the artists (or organization) that submitted the work.

Our fourth annual art show was held at Trousdale School on Thursday, March 7, 2019.  We were proud to showcase over 150 artworks from 68 artists across East Tennessee and North Georgia. We displayed the work of artists from Trousdale School, Life Bridges, Signal Centers Adult Services, Orange Grove Center, H’ART Gallery, as well as many schools in our community: Walker Valley High School, Central High School, Grace Baptist Academy, Silverdale Baptist Academy, and Lee University. Over the course of the week we welcomed 200 visitors from the community to see the show! We also featured a silent auction for artists who wish to sell their work. School groups and day programs toured the show during school hours in the week prior to the event.  Please click here for pictures.

Please join us for our fifth annual art show at Trousdale School on Thursday. March 26th, 2020.

Please contact Sarah Bradley for more information or to submit a registration form (423-479-7130) or

Please download our PDF Files below.