CBS’s 60 Minutes will air a segment on Marcus Roberts, a world-renowned jazz pianist and graduate of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) at 7:00 pm Eastern / 6:00 pm Central on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Part of the segment will feature his visit to the school where he spent the day talking about his life and performing a jam session alongside his mentor, legendary jazz musician Wynton…



Policing a school for the deaf and blind has its challenges. Police Chief Jerry Chandlee, 45, of The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, walked into the department’s conference room last week during a tour of the department. He pointed out four cameras in the room, where interviews are conducted for criminal investigations. When a deaf person is being interviewed, at least one certified interpreter…



The Board of Directors of the National Association of the Deaf, the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, met January 16-18, 2014 on the FSDB campus. The Florida Association of the Deaf, a state affiliate of the NAD, held its board meeting concurrently. As always, members of the public were invited to observe both boards in action…



The FSDB Board of Trustees held its public meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the state Capitol in Tallahassee. The Board met to discuss various matters related to FSDB. Pictured from left to right in the Governor’s Cabinet Meeting Room are Gerald W. “Jerry” Weedon, Carol Clopton, Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett (President), Christopher D. Wagner (Chair), Owen B. McCaul (Vice Chair …



“I am deeply honored to have worked with Frances over the past several years as a member and chair of the Board of Trustees. She is the gold standard of integrity and graciousness, and our debt to her is immense,” said Christopher Wagner, Chair of the FSDB Board of Trustees. “She represented the school with expertise and diplomacy. On behalf of the Board, I can say with confidence that Frances will be missed. We all wish her well.”