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. …  


Image of a complete solar eclipse
Solar Eclipse Viewing & Permission

On Monday, August 21, 2017, St. Augustine will be close enough to the path of a total solar eclipse that we will be able to see it partially. This event is being called “The Great American Solar Eclipse,” because it is the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse will …  


FSDB Bilnd Elementary School and FSDB School-wide Teacher of the Year 17-18 April Wallace and FSDB President Dr. Prickett

Orlando, Fla. – Tammy Jerkins, secondary mathematics teacher from Leesburg High School in Lake County, was named the 2018 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year at the awards gala held tonight at Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios Orlando. Educators from throughout the state of Florida attended the …  


Realtor scholarship winners and families posing in entryway

Since 2001, the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of Realtors has awarded more than $180,000 in scholarships to St. Johns County graduating seniors to help them defray the cost of attending college or trade school. At the start of each school year, members of the education committee reach …  


Walter Blackmon bench pressing

When glaucoma stole Walter Blackmon’s eyesight at 5 years old, it also stole some of his dreams. That day, he was at his babysitter’s house, sitting at a table and drawing cartoons from the newspaper. Then he heard the woman’s chickens outside in the backyard. He ran over to watch them, …  


Madison Wardell, blind middle school student, plays the drums at Camp Rock

Watch Camp Rock Tunes Up Summer For Young Local Musicians by ABC First Coast News (story continues below): ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – When you’re 13 years old and going on super-stardom, Camp Rock hosted at the St. Augustine Amphitheater is the place to be. “You get something out of it, …  


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