Deaf High School
Congratulations to Lia Ferrante, the 2020-21 Deaf High School Teacher of the Year.
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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.
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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 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.