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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

Teacher working with student in the LOC.

Learning Opportunity Center

The FSDB Learning Opportunities Center (LOC) provides a rich array of options for FSDB Middle and High School students who choose to take advantage of online learning opportunities to further their academic and career goals. Students can take academic courses, Honors courses, Advanced Placement courses, Dual Enrollment college courses, or elective courses through the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) or St. Johns River State College (SJRC).

Dina Padden, Deaf High School Assistant Principal

assistant principal

Dina Padden

Dina Rae Padden has been an educator for over 11 years in various settings throughout her career, mainly at the secondary level (high school) with stints in kindergarten, middle school, and college. She served as a curriculum area leader for a high school science team, led an accreditation self-study team, and served as a presenter at various conferences focusing on education preparation programs, science education, and school leadership. She is passionate about promoting student achievement and furthering the professional growth of teachers. Early in her career, she was an financial auditor and analyst for a national accounting firm. In 2017, Ms. Padden was named to her current role as Assistant Principal of the Deaf High School, overseeing academic education for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Certificate, Educational Administration and Supervision, Hood College
Master of Arts, Deaf Education, Gallaudet University
Master of Business Administration, Accounting, Rutgers Business School
Bachelor of Science (Dual), Economics/Finance and Biology, Gallaudet University

When students are becoming thinkers and readers as well as turning into compassionate, passionate, and productive individuals, we know that we have achieved as educators and instructional leaders.

Teachers

Jessica Behr

Jessica Behr

ELA

Lia Ferrante

Lia Ferrante

Science/Dance Troupe

Gabriela Gross

Gabriela Gross

ELA

Mauricio Orozco

Mauricio Orozco

Science

Brianna Sobik Teacher

Brianna Sobik Teacher

LOC

Andrea Binder

Andrea Binder

Mathematics

Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox

ELA

Christopher Izzo

Christopher Izzo

Social Studies

Debbi Penrose

Debbi Penrose

Science

Vira Tinyszin

Vira Tinyszin

ELA Access

Joseph Bingham

Joseph Bingham

ELA

Renee Geary

Renee Geary

Electives/Social Studies

Rosablanca Matteo

Rosablanca Matteo

Electives

Deanna Scala

Deanna Scala

Electives

Maria Williams

Maria Williams

Social Studies

Monica Cambron

Monica Cambron

Electives

Valerie Griffin

Valerie Griffin

Mathematics

Elizabeth Moody

Elizabeth Moody

Language Arts

Renato Sindicic

Renato Sindicic

Mathematics

 

Specialists & Support Staff Personnel

Joelle Herman

Joelle Herman

Administrative Assistant

James Salamunovich

James Salamunovich

Coord. of Student Behavior

Jackie Edwards

Jackie Edwards

Instructional Assistant

Sue Clark

Sue Clark

Math Specilist

Missy Kaler

Missy Kaler

School Counselor

Sally Satin

Sally Satin

Speech Lang. Pathologist

Cynthia Scott

Cynthia Scott

Associate Teacher

John Baroncelli

John Baroncelli

DSI Services Coordinator

Kathy Mintle

Kathy Mintle

Instructional Assistant

Mandy Nolte

Mandy Nolte

Off Campus Coord.

Dee Stoddard

Dee Stoddard

Social Worker

Andrea Bartholemew

Andrea Bartholemew

Teacher Aid

Amy Bassett

Amy Bassett

Audiologist

Katherine Pittman

Katherine Pittman

Educational Diagnostician

Dottie Smith

Dottie Smith

Instructional Assistant

Brent Bechtold

Brent Bechtold

Reading Specialist

Brittney Carr

Brittney Carr

Speech Lang. Pathologist

Jonnie Wells

Jonnie Wells

Audiologist

Jay Girton

Jay Girton

IEP Coordinator

LaDonna Snyder

LaDonna Snyder

Instructional Assistant

Ali French

Ali French

School Counselor

Annie Cruze

Annie Cruze

Speech Lang. Pathologist