TOY & SREOY 2015-16 Honorees


Earlier this year, FSDB honored the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year and the 2015-16 School-Related Employee of the Year. The recognition ceremony took place on January 16, 2015, in Kirk Auditorium with family, friends, and colleagues were in attendance.  The FSDB Teacher of the Year (TOY) program is a Florida …



Robert “Bob” William Lange passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Vancouver, BC, Canada from complications after a fall. He was 89. Born on a farm in Wecota, SD on October 29, 1925, Bob attended the South Dakota School for the Deaf. Upon graduation, he attended Gallaudet University in …


FSDB Celebrates 101st Commencement


The 101st Commencement Ceremony for the Classes of 2015 was held on May 29, 2015 at the Claude R. Kirk, Jr. Auditorium on the FSDB campus, just after the Senior Awards Ceremony. Welcoming remarks were given by FSDB Board of Trustees Chair Christopher D. Wagner and FSDB President Dr. Jeanne …



The Senior Awards Ceremony for the Classes of 2015 was held on May 29, 2015 at the Claude R. Kirk, Jr. Auditorium on the FSDB campus, just prior to the 101st Commencement Ceremony. FSDB President Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett gave a warm welcome to the graduating classes and their families, …



When Betsy Sotillo-Gaura was a child, communicating with her cousin Denise Gonzalez was a challenge. Sotillo-Gaura spoke fluent Spanish with her Cuban immigrant parents and brother at home and fluent English with her classmates and teachers at school, however; she didn’t have a way to communicate with her cousin. Three …