Blind Elementary/Middle School

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Congratulations to Carla Ferber, the Blind Elementary School Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021!

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BEMS Office

PH: 904-827-2739

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910

Transportation

PH: 800-992-8747

Kramer Hall

(Elementary Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2736

Cary White Complex

(Middle School Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2851

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assistant principal

Ellen Fertsch

Ellen Ferstch began her career as a classroom teacher in New Jersey, working in elementary, middle and high schools. During her 10-year tenure in the Northeast, she led an initiative with the Hispanic Family Center to create and maintain programming, outreach, and services among the school, the center, and the community. In 2016, Ferstch joined FSDB as a teacher in the blind middle school (now BEMS). She was named FSDB Blind Middle School Teacher of the Year for the 2020-21 school year. The same year, she was appointed assistant principal for BEMS, where she oversees academic education for blind/visually-impaired students.

Master of Arts, Educational Leadership, Rowan University
Bachelor of Arts, English, Rutgers University

Empowering families and their children is crucial to their success.

BEMS teachers

Dawn Parke

Kindergarten

Karen Schulz

4th Grade

Marcella Cavallaro

1st Grade

Meagan Lindberg

5th Grade

Mary Bilancio

2nd Grade

Carla Ferber

ESE 3-5

Michelle Garay

3rd Grade

Elementary

 

Scott Adolf

P.E. Teacher

Brandy Farlow

Mathematics

Wendy Pinkston

Mathematics

Laurie Wohl

Music

Rachel Clarke

ESE

Christian Lewis

Reading

Edith Stein

Social Studies

Keith Young

P.E. Teacher

Leslie Costello

Music

Julia Mangan

ESE

TBA

Language Arts

Karen Daniels

Science

Hilary Norman

Technology

Ana Tutak

P.E. Teacher

Middle

BEMS Specialists & Support Personnel

Cheryl Burgess

Administrative Assistant

Fernanade Fortun

Coord. of Behavior Support

Mark Largent

Math Specialist

Ted Lombardo

Psychologist

Mary Hanson

Speech Language Pathologist

Tania Dulin

Braille Production

Mike Zuaro

Educational Diagnostician

Jennifer Enache

O&M Specialist

Elisha Zuaro

Reading Specialist

D.J. Prater

Technology Specialist

Leah Belger

Braille Specialist

Amy Hendricks

IEP Coordinator

Carl Jacobson

O&M Specialist

Karen Kolkedy

School Counselor

April Wallace

Braille Specialist

Joy Carriger

Librarian

Cristina Sapp

O&M Specialist

Laura Pamer

School Counselor

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PH: 904-827-2212

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PH: 904-827-2410

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