Deaf High School

Deaf High School girl in science class.

Contact

DHS Office

PH/VP: 904-201-4571

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

Transportation

PH: 800-992-8747

James Hall
(Girls Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2635

VP: 904-201-4485

Rhyne Hall
(Boys Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2771

VP: 904-201-4485

Apartments – Boys
(Seniors)

PH: 904-827-8247

VP: 904-201-4532

Apartments – Girls
(Seniors)

PH: 904-827-2510

VP: 904-827-4550

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).

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assistant principal

Marcelle Healy

Marcelle Healy has been in the field of education for 22 years, serving in various positions throughout her career, including Adjunct Professor, Elementary and Secondary School Principal, Behavior Specialist, Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Coordinator, Learning Specialist, and ESE Educator. Throughout this time, she has focused her career working with deaf and hard of hearing students, as well as students with dual sensory impairments, behavioral challenges, and intellectual disabilities, ranging in age from birth to post-graduate. Ms. Healy positively looks back at the experiences she had while teaching at the South Carolina School for Deaf and Blind. She is extremely passionate about creating a learning environment that educates the whole student. Her philosophy is that all students can learn to high levels. She believes building relationships within the school community is the foundation of each student's success. Ms. Healy enjoys horseback riding and, in the past, has spent her spare time as a therapeutic horseback riding instructor.

Specialist, Principalship Preparation Program, Lamar University
Master of Education, Deaf Education, Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Science (Dual Degree), Special Education, Westfield State University

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Teachers

Judy Bagg

Judy Bagg

Electives

Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox

ELA

Tricia King

Tricia King

ELA

Debbi Penrose

Debbi Penrose

Science

Brianna Sobik

Brianna Sobik

LOC

Jessica Behr

Jessica Behr

ELA

Richard Fromberg

Richard Fromberg

Associate Teacher

Rosablanca Matteo

Rosablanca Matteo

Electives

Charles Raven

Charles Raven

Math

Sarah Tait

Sarah Tait

ELA

Monica Cambron

Monica Cambron

Electives

Renee Geary

Renee Geary

Electives/Social Studies

Elizabeth Moody

Elizabeth Moody

Language Arts

Deanna Scala

Deanna Scala

Electives

Vira Tinyszin

Vira Tinyszin

ELA Access

Lia Ferrante

Lia Ferrante

Science/Dance Troupe

Gabriela Gross

Gabriela Gross

Mathematics

Mauricio Orozco

Mauricio Orozco

Science

Renato Sindicic

Renato Sindicic

Mathematics

Maria Williams

Maria Williams

Social Studies

Specialists & Support Staff Personnel

Lenore Boerner

Lenore Boerner

ASL Specialist

Christopher Izzo

Christopher Izzo

Behavior Specialist

Jay Girton

Jay Girton

IEP Coordinator

LaDonna Snyder

LaDonna Snyder

Instructional Assistant

Ali French

Ali French

School Counselor

Andrea Bartholemew

Andrea Bartholemew

Teacher Aid