Marcus Roberts Celebrating Coltrane Album Cover

An Interview With Pianist Marcus Roberts


For the now fifty-four years old Marcus Roberts, it’s been over thirty years since the pianist made his auspicious debut as one of the young lions of jazz along with Wynton Marsalis. Then, barely in his twenties, he joined Marsalis’ band spearheading a movement that eschewed the electronic driven fusion …  


FSDB Ms. Beckham performing in front of here class

Kristen Beckham is a reading teacher in the Blind Elementary-Middle School at FSDB.  On any given day, she assists student readers using laptops with magnification, screen readers such as Jaws, BrailleNotes, and thick white braille books.  Students might be working at tables or on the couch, moving around or sitting …  


FSDB Blind Department students visit Beach 105.5 radio station

Blind Students Featured On Radio Station


On September 29, 2017, five students from the FSDB Blind Department went to the local Beach 105.5 FM radio station to talk about White Cane Safety Day. Savannah, Luke, Dwayne, Jonathan, and Addison shared their experiences about orientation and mobility and why this annual national observance on October 15th is …  


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ASL Interactive Course Starts October 16


Free to family members and professionals communicating and working directly with deaf children! No experience necessary! ASL Interactive is an opportunity for families and professionals to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through an online video chat room setting. While learning vocabulary, grammar, and culture, each individual’s specific signing needs will be …  


FSDB Call Traetto in lab with students.

October Teacher Spotlight: Cally Traetto


Cally Traetto is a FSDB Deaf Middle School Science Teacher (Walker Hall).  She has an exceptionally organized classroom with eye-catching and informative displays. The displays reflect scientific content as well as her sense of humor, like the description of the job of “Classroom Messenger” – Takes crucial, possibly top secret …