Deaf Elementary School

Reading Specialist working with deaf girl.

Contact

DES Office

PH: 904-827-2520

VP: 904-201-4505

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910

Transportation

PH: 800-992-8747

Vaill Hall
(Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2806

VP: 904-201-4461

DES Bullying Policy and Prevention

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assistant principal

Jessica Waldbillig

Jessica Waldbillig has been in the field of education, both ASL and Deaf Education, since 2012. She has a bachelor's in Accountancy from Boise State University. After debating a career change, a friend suggested trying teaching and encouraged her to apply for an ASL position at a local high school in Meridian, Idaho. After getting the job, she fell in love with teaching more with our D/HH students. She decided to return to school and obtain her master's in Deaf Education while leading a team in a public mainstream school. After nine years running the mainstream D/HH program, she went to work for Idaho Educational School for the Deaf and Blind as their preschool teacher; it was her lifelong goal to work for a Deaf school. Since she and her family decided to relocate to Florida, it was between Orlando and St. Augustine, she had her heart set on continuing her career working in a Deaf school, so here she is at FSDB as an assistant principal. She still serves as an adjunct faculty with Boise State.

Master of Education, Deaf Education, Western Oregon University

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Boise State University

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.

Teachers

Dani Quinones

Dani Quinones

Kindergarten

Jessica Kaspar

Jessica Kaspar

2nd Grade

Lauren Rivera

Lauren Rivera

3rd Grade

Rebekah Snead

Rebekah Snead

5th Grade

Nico Rodriguez-Garcia

Nico Rodriguez-Garcia

Kindergarten

Lauren Chase-Boland

Lauren Chase-Boland

3rd Grade

Michelle Cosgrove

Michelle Cosgrove

4th Grade

Marissa Harrer

Marissa Harrer

Learning Lab

Marla Hilliard

Marla Hilliard

1st Grade

Gina Gilmore

Gina Gilmore

3rd Grade

Jenny Shellhorn

Jenny Shellhorn

4th Grade

Nick Stanfield

Nick Stanfield

Learning Lab

TBA

TBA

1st Grade

Sasha Pabis

Sasha Pabis

3rd Grade

Wes Homewood

Wes Homewood

5th Grade

Carey Roberts

Carey Roberts

Resource Teacher

Specialists & Support StafF

Lenore Boerner

Lenore Boerner

ASL Specialist

Rhonda McCahill

Rhonda McCahill

Counselor

Maggie Brunette

Maggie Brunette

Instructional Assistant

Vicki Gloria

Vicki Gloria

Instructional Assistant

Andrea

Andrea

Math Specialist

Rosemary Brigham

Rosemary Brigham

Speech Language Pathologist

Christopher Lennon

Christopher Lennon

Administrative Assistant

John Baroncelli

John Baroncelli

DSI Services Coordinator

Alison Colvin

Alison Colvin

Instructional Assistant

Tina Jones

Tina Jones

Instructional Assistant

Billie Jo Mayo

Billie Jo Mayo

Math Specialist

Sharon Griffiths

Sharon Griffiths

Speech Teacher

Amy Bassett

Amy Bassett

Audiologist

Teresa Smith