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FSDB students Ricky Castillo, Thomas Dornstauder, Jordan Smith, and Willie Taylor competed in the First Coast Technical College’s annual Spring Skills Culinary Arts Competition held on February 23, 2015. Three FCTC judges sampled their three-course preparations. The first course was a tossed green salad with Frisee and Bibb lettuce, pecans, …


High School Instructional Assistant Dottie Smith was raised on the FSDB campus, yet she was not a student. Her four siblings attended FSDB, and she has been employed at the school for 29 years. Four years ago, she began directing the school’s yearly Black History Month program, which has been …


Four years ago, FSDB Reading Specialist Elisha Zuaro worked with FSDB Braille Specialist Nancy Berger to pioneer the Blind Department’s iPad Literacy Initiative. They applied for school endowment funding, with the result that each Blind Department reading/language arts classroom has at least three iPads for student use. Zuaro, who is …