Leadership

 

President's Welcome

Welcome to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind!

 

We are proud that FSDB is nationally recognized as a trusted resource for the education of students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind. Our campus of more than 80 acres in historic St. Augustine features a Montessori-based pre-K school and five K-12 schools including access to virtual classes and dual enrollment opportunities. FSDB also offers statewide parent-infant and family support services across the state of Florida, in addition to educational outreach and training services.

 

What truly sets FSDB apart from other schools – and why parents/guardians choose FSDB – are our highly qualified teachers, specialists and staff members, small class sizes, advanced technologies, specialized support services and much more. Academic programs at FSDB are based on the Florida Standards and students work toward the attainment of their standard diploma. In a typical academic year, career and technical education courses are offered both on-campus as well as off-campus through partnerships with postsecondary schools and businesses. Students also have opportunities to take part in a wide array of extracurricular, performing arts and recreational activities, including academic and athletic competitions.

 

The FSDB experience gives students the edge, so they can do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.

 

On behalf of the entire FSDB community, I extend our warmest welcome to prospective, new, and returning students and their families.

Tracie C. Snow

President

 

About the President

Tracie C. Snow is the 19th president of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB), located in the historic St. Augustine area. With over 25 years of experience working with deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired and deafblind students, Snow provides innovative, inspirational and visionary leadership with extensive experience in strategic planning, workforce development, cross-departmental collaboration and stakeholder relations.

 

From 2016 to 2020 Snow served as administrator of Instructional Services where she carried out campus-wide leadership in implementation, monitoring and compliance for general education, specially designed instruction and assessments for preschool through grade 12 students. She  also oversaw professional development initiatives, certification requirements for academic personnel and served as the school's Exceptional Student Education (ESE) director. Prior to 2016, she held progressively successive positions as Deaf High School special needs teacher, Deaf Elementary School second grade teacher, Deaf Elementary reading specialist and director of Curriculum and Staff Development within Instructional Services. 

 

Snow earned a bachelor's degree in Social and Rehabilitation Services and Elementary Education from Assumption College in Worcester, MA (1993) and a master's degree in Education from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC (1995), followed by a second master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida (2007). She holds several Florida state certifications, including Educational Leadership.

 

As a Florida Department of Education-appointed co-chair of the State Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Education of Exceptional Students, Snow provides policy guidance on education and related services for Florida's children with disabilities.

Administrative Team

Tracie C. Snow

President,

FSDB

PH: 904-827-2210

VP: By appointment

Kathleen Grunder

Administrator,

Boarding Services

PH: 904-827-2603

VP: 904-201-4600

Angela Saunders

Principal,

Deaf Department

PH: 904-827-2500

VP: 904-201-4570

Lexi Bucca

Executive Director,

Human Resources

PH: 904-827-2326

VP: n/a

Julia Mintzer

Administrator,

Business Services

PH: 904-827-2300

VP: n/a

Dr. Stan Gustetic

Administrator,

Allied Health & Related Services

PH: 904-827-2535

VP: 904-201-4509

Shelley Ardis

Administrator,

Outreach & Technology Services

PH: 904-827-2666

VP: 904-201-4480

Scott Trejbal

Administrator,

Instructional Services

PH: 904-827-2542

VP: 904-201-4549

Carol Bogue

Principal,

Blind Department

PH: 904-827-2700

VP: n/a

Nancy Bloch

Executive Director,

Communications & Public Relations

PH: 904-827-2383

VP: 904-342-3131

 

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