Author Sheena McFeely presents to Deaf Middle School students in Kirk Auditorium.

Creative Powerhouse/Deaf Author Visit


Sheena McFeely visited FSDB on October 26, 2017 as the second Author Visit for the year.  Smiling and energetic, McFeely wove glimpses of her childhood into the visit to provide context for her many creative projects. Born Deaf in Hong Kong, to a Chinese mother and Irish father, McFeely was …  


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 …  


FSDB President Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett

Greetings from the FSDB President


Welcome back!  This summer is coming to a close and we at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) are all busy preparing to welcome new and returning students and their families for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. View ASL Translation of Greetings from the FSDB President. …  


FSDB Rosalee Connor hugs sister Natalie Bryan in an airpor

On the ninth day of every month, Clark and Rosalee Connor of Ortega hurry to be the first to wish the other a “Happy Anniversary.” The Connors will celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2017, remaining very much in love since they day they met in 1963. Described …  


Blind elementary boy holds 2 books during Reading is Fun event.

Reading is Fun


During the week of May 15th, 2017, students from both departments attended the annual “Reading is Fun” (RIF) in their respective library. This event is funded through private donations each school year. As summarized by Joy Carriger, Blind Department Librarian/Media Specialist, RIF is a free book giveaway program designed to …