Blind High School

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Contact

BHS Office

PH: 904-827-2715

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

Transportation

PH: 800-992-8747

Koger Hall
(Girls Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2733

MacWilliams Hall
(Boys Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2725

Apartments – Boys
(Seniors)

PH: 904-827-8247

Apartments – Girls
(Seniors)

PH: 904-827-2510

First Coast Technical College (FCTC)

FSDB collaborates with First Coast Technical College (FCTC) to provide our students with a head start toward a career. Interested students work toward certifications and skill mastery within the various technical programs during the school day. Students have the opportunity to choose from programs in: Horticulture, Culinary Arts, Auto Repair, Cosmetology, and Child Care. Students are given hands on opportunities to learn and practice skills in these areas and take corresponding certifications as applicable to each program.

 

Our partnership with FCTC allows our students the opportunity to Do More, Be More, and Achieve More.

Take a Virtual Tour of FCTC

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career & technical education

CTE programs prepare students for success in college and career success by integrating academics with career development themes. 27 different courses are offered on campus and through partnerships with post-secondary schools and businesses.

Justin Cosgrove

assistant principal

Justin Cosgrove

Justin Cosgrove has been part of FSDB since 2001. It is the only school where he has ever worked. He began his career as a Reading Resource Teacher in the Blind Middle and High Schools. In 2009, he was named the Assistant Principal of the Blind Elementary and Middle Schools. Mr. Cosgrove served that role until 2016, when he was named the Assistant Principal of the Blind High School, where he oversees academic education for blind and visually impaired students.

Master of Arts, Education, University of North Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Communication (Minor: English), Flagler College

It is a privilege to serve our students every day. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a great school. Our dedicated staff members are committed to ensuring that individual students have every opportunity to grow and learn.

teachers

Barb Kirkpatrick

Barb Kirkpatrick

ACCESS

Hannah Glynn

Hannah Glynn

ELA & Social Studies

Teressa Mackey

Teressa Mackey

LOC & Culinary

Leslie Costello

Leslie Costello

Music

Kimberly McCombs

Kimberly McCombs

Science

Lori Hall

Lori Hall

Art & Parenting

Melissa Fonda

Melissa Fonda

English Language Arts

Brigit Jensen

Brigit Jensen

Mathematics

Laurie Wohl

Laurie Wohl

Music

William Ward

William Ward

Social Studies

Dave Meharg

Dave Meharg

Associate Teacher

Gaetano Maltese, Jr.

Gaetano Maltese, Jr.

English Language Arts

Ken Morse

Ken Morse

Mathematics

René Carden

René Carden

Reading

Kathy McManus

Kathy McManus

Technology

TBA

TBA

Associate Teacher

Margaret Galligan

Margaret Galligan

Expanded Core & Spanish

TBA

TBA

Mathematics

Ashley Dennis

Ashley Dennis

Science

 

Specialists & Support Personnel

Linda Comeaux

Linda Comeaux

Administrative Assistant

John Baroncelli

John Baroncelli

DSI Services Coordinator

Johnny Floyd

Johnny Floyd

Instructional Assistant

James Crozier

James Crozier

O&M Specialist

Silke Douglas

Silke Douglas

Psychologist

Lucy Mitchell

Lucy Mitchell

Social Worker

Sidney Keith

Sidney Keith

Assessment Coordinator

Amy Hendricks

Amy Hendricks

IEP Coordinator

Ashli Holcomb

Ashli Holcomb

Instructional Assistant

Samantha Lang

Samantha Lang

O&M Teacher