Deaf Elementary School

Reading Specialist working with deaf girl.

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Congratulations to 1st grade teacher Gina Gilmore, Deaf Elementary School Teacher of the Year for the 2020-21 school year!


DES Office

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Health Care Center

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Vaill Hall

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DES Bullying Policy and Prevention


assistant principal

heidi jordan

Dr. Heidi L. Jordan began her career as a classroom teacher and taught both preschool and kindergarten at FSDB. She later became the Individual Education Plan (IEP) Coordinator for the FSDB Deaf Elementary and Middle Schools. In this role, she supported families and coached teachers. In her current role as Assistant Principal for the FSDB Deaf Elementary School, she oversees academic education for deaf and hard of hearing students. Dr. Jordan received a National Teacher Award from the Shaklee Institute for Improving Special Education and was named FSDB Deaf Elementary School Teacher of the Year during her time as a kindergarten educator.

Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Walden University
Master of Education, Educational Leadership, University of North Florida
Master of Arts, Early Childhood Deaf Education, Gallaudet University
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education/Deaf Education, Flagler College

We believe in supporting the whole child in a nurturing and supportive environment. As a school of excellence, we define student growth to include students with academic talent as well as empathy, compassion, and kindness.

DES teachers

Judy Bagg


Jessica Kaspar

2nd Grade

Dani Mitchell

4th Grade

Rebekah Snead

5th Grade

Carey Roberts

Resource Teacher

Gina Gilmore

1st Grade

Michelle Cosgrove

3rd Grade

Yvonne Samuels

4th Grade

Wes Homewood

5th Grade

Lauren Rivera

1st Grade

Aimee Graham

3rd Grade

Jenny Shellhorn

4th Grade

Marla Hilliard

Learning Lab

Melissa Harrer

2nd Grade

Lauren Alex Chase

4th Grade

Theresa Colbert

5th Grade

Russ Koenig

Learning Lab


DES Specialists & Support Personnel

Hope Salamunovich

Administrative Assistant

John Baroncelli

DSI Services Coordinator

Dan Binder


Donna Huffstetler

Speech Language Pathologist

Amy Bassett


Teresa Smith

Educational Diagnostician

Cally Traetto

Reading Specialist

Sharon Griffiths

Speech Teacher

Marilyn Miller

Behavior Specialist

Susan Lucas

IEP Coordinator

Jeannine Lawrence

Social Worker

Rhonda McCahill


Billie Jo Mayo

Math Specialist

Rosemary Brigham

Speech Language Pathologist

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