At the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, students learn to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


Welcome to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind!

FSDB is recognized as a trusted resource for the education of students who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, or deafblind. In addition to the provision of statewide parent-infant and family programs, the St. Augustine campus features a Pre-Kindergarten Montessori early learning center, and five K-12 schools including access to virtual classes and postgraduate opportunities.

What truly sets FSDB apart from other schools is our highly qualified teachers and staff members, small class sizes, advanced technologies, specialized professional services, and much more. Academic programs at FSDB are based on the Florida Standards, and students work toward attainment of  standard diplomas. Career and technical education (CTE) courses are offered both on campus and through partnerships with postsecondary schools and businesses. Students participate in various extracurricular, performing arts, and recreational activities, including academic and athletic competitions in Florida and across the country. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.

Come and visit our campus so that you can experience for yourself the wealth of resources we offer and see why student success starts here!

Jeanne Glidden Prickett, EdD


Dr. Jeanne G. Prickett

PH: 904-827-2210

VP: By appointment


Julia Mintzer

PH: 904-827-2300

Administrator, Business Services

Tracie Snow

PH: 904-827-2542

VP: 904-201-4549

Administrator, Instructional Services

Kathleen Grunder

PH: 904-827-2603

VP: 904-201-4660

Administrator, Boarding Services

Dr. Stan Gustetic

PH: 904-827-2535

VP: 904-201-4509

Administrator, Allied Health & Related Services

Carol Bogue

PH: 904-827-2700

Principal, Blind Department

Angela Saunders

PH: 904-827-2500

VP: 904-201-4570

Principal, Deaf Department

Shelley Ardis

PH: 904-827-2666

VP: 904-201-4480

Administrator, Outreach and Technology Services

Nancy Bloch

PH: 904-827-2383

VP: 904-342-3131

Executive Director, Communications & Public Relations

Carrie Arnold

PH: 904-827-2318

VP: 904-201-4531

Director, Human Resources

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General Information

PH: 904-827-2200

VP: 904-245-1022

Parent Services

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910


PH: 904-827-2331

PH: 904-827-2356

Outreach Department

PH: 904-827-2455


PH: 800-992-8747

Campus Police

PH: 904-827-2315