Blind High School

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Doing More

Juan is from Lake County, Florida and has never seen snow. The annual Ski Trip allows him the opportunity to learn how to snowboard.


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BHS news

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.

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.

bhs teachers

Scott Adolf

P.E. Teacher

Leslie Costello

Leslie Costello


Randall Hancock

Building Construction

Teressa Mackey

Expanded Core

Connie Oberman

ACCESS ELA/Social Studies

William Ward

Social Studies

Za Alexander


Melissa Fonda

English Language Arts

Brigit Jensen


Guy Maltese, Jr.

English Language Arts

Julie Stinson

D&B Designs

Laurie Wohl


René Carden


Michael Freeman

3D Animation Technologies

Sidney Keith


Kathy McManus




Keith Young

P.E. Teacher

Jim Carpenter

Art/Digital Audio

Margaret Galligan

Expanded Core & Spanish

Bonnie Kelbert

ACCESS Math & Science

Ken Morse


Anna Tutak

P.E. Teacher


bhs Specialists & Support Personnel

Linda Comeaux

Administrative Assistant

Fernande Fortun

Coord. of Behavior Support

Mark Largent

Math Specialist

Tim Puch

O&M Teacher

Karen Kolkedy

School Counselor

Grace Marie Dardenne

Associate Teacher

John Baroncelli

DSI Services Coordinator

Teresa Buffolino

O&M Teacher

Ted Lombardo


Lucy Mitchell

Social Worker

Tania Dulin

Braille Production

Amy Hendricks

IEP Coordinator

James Crozier

O&M Teacher

Elisha Zuaro

Reading Specialist

Mary Hanson

Speech Language Pathologist

Angi McCutcheon

Braille Specialist/Off Campus Coordinator

Joy Carriger


Samantha Lang

O&M Teacher

Kathy Haines

School Counselor

D.J. Prater

Technology Specialist

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