Jacob: A Very Special Child

Jacob was born in December of 2011. After a complicated pregnancy, the only thing we prayed for was a healthy baby. That did not end up being the case. Jacob had a seizure hours after birth. He was in the Neonatal intensive care unit for 3 weeks. After he was …  


Teacher Spotlight: Marissa Harrer

Marissa Harrer teaches second grade in the FSDB Deaf Elementary School. She is known for an exceptional math curriculum and sense of humor. She co-teaches this year in the same classroom with two other second grade teachers – the classroom is in Kramer Hall, while Gore Hall is being renovated. …  


FSDB Lorelee Bundrick displaying 3D printed items

How long have you worked in the Print Shop? At FSDB? It will be 34 years next month, in the same position at FSDB!  I was hired as a printer to work in the Print Shop. Back then I worked in a different building but had the same job – …  


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 …  


Chris Ulmer poses with FSDB ELC students.
Popular Author Visits FSDB

Author Chris Ulmer visited FSDB during September 19-20, 2017, providing a stellar experience for students and staff alike. He was born in Philadelphia, but moved to Florida after college because he wanted to “experience living on the coast.”  Ulmer applied for teaching jobs in every state on the eastern seaboard …  


Loss Of Sight Doesn’t Deter UNF Swimmer

There are some things Ross Minor really wishes he could see again, 11 years after being left blind when his father put a gun to Minor’s head and fired. The sky, at night. All those stars … The graphics on the new video games he plays. How could they be …  


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