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Title: Welcome to the Maryland School for the Blind Descriptive info: Click here.. for regular site.. Maryland School for the Blind.. Who We Are.. What We Do.. What's New.. Learn More.. Help Now.. Human Resources.. Welcome to.. The Maryland School for the Blind.. The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB).. is a private, nonprofit school serving children from infancy to age 21 who are blind, visually impaired and multiply disabled.. MSB serves students from every county of Maryland and Baltimore City.. Located in the northeast corner of Baltimore, The Maryland School ... infancy to age 21 who are blind, visually impaired, and multiply disabled.. Each year, the school serves more than 800 students throughout the state.. In addition to the traditional classroom education, MSB offers comprehensive services including; residential, Braille and low-vision instruction, travel training, transition, health and therapy services, career education, and outreach.. Click Here to Donate A Vehicle!.. or.. Click Here to Make a Monetary Donation!.. 3501 Taylor Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21236.. phone 410 444-5000 | fax 410 319-5700..
Title: The Maryland School for the Blind -- Welcome Descriptive info: Letter from the President.. Parent Involvement.. The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) offers a unique opportunity to contribute and to grow with a school committed to helping children and young adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with or without other disabilities.. We offer rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our passion for our students.. Join a talented team of professionals as we unite to provide learning opportunities for our students; supporting each student to achieve his or her highest level of independence.. Our team includes education professionals, therapists, social workers, psychologists, food service professionals, administrators, skilled craftsmen, IT staff, nurses, and support staff.. Whether you are an experienced professional seeking new challenges or just beginning your career, we invite you to explore the many advantages of joining our team.. ... for the Blind.. Our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision plans, life and long term disability insurance, and tuition assistance.. Diversity is our strength and we celebrate an all-inclusive educational community.. Current Opportunities.. Speech Language Pathologist.. Occupational Therapist.. Security Guard Substitute.. Director of Campus Safety and Security.. Director of Community Relations and Development.. Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) - Deaf Blind Program.. Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) - Severe and Profound Disabilities.. Teacher - Elementary Education.. Teacher - Middle School Math/Science.. Teacher - Math Specialist.. Teacher - Reading Specialist.. You may complete an application in person at our Human Resources office at:.. Baltimore, MD 21236.. or via email to.. resumes@mdschblind.. ,.. or by faxing your resume to the recruitment office at 410-319-5707.. No phone calls please..
Title: The Maryland School for the Blind -- Welcome Descriptive info: Our Mission.. As a statewide resource center, The Maryland School for the Blind provides outreach, school and residential services for students to reach their fullest potential by preparing them to be as successful, independent and well-rounded contributing members of their communities as possible.. Since we first opened our doors in 1853, we have treated the whole child, not just the disability.. We provide instructional, residential, orientation and mobility, recreational activities, health services, physical, speech and occupational therapies and braille instruction.. We teach all of the basics, including math, reading and science, in addition to the specialized services tailored to meet the needs of our students.. We also understand the role of caring and compassion as it relates to our students.. We make them feel special and important.. We encourage them to try new things, to make new friends, to expand their horizons.. Students who are "just" blind attend school in their local school districts where they learn in a ... are there to provide that support.. The majority of the students on our Baltimore campus are blind or visually impaired and multiply disabled.. There is a very special challenge in providing services for these children and meeting their special needs, but it is a challenge we meet each and every day.. Our dedicated staff of professionals use their expertise, experience and caring each day to help our students be the best that they can be and achieve their full potential.. It is not uncommon for visitors to comment on the "normal" behavior of our "disabled" students.. People are surprised to learn that our students compete in swim meets, bowling, wrestling and track.. Our students participate in Drama Club, Boy Scouts, arts crafts, skiing, and a host of other activities.. They are independent, confident, happy children.. We never forget that our students have many specialized and unique needs.. Most importantly, we never forget they are also children, youth and young adults..
Title: The Maryland School for the Blind -- Welcome Descriptive info: Message from President and Chairman of the Board.. Dear Friends,.. Each year we take the time to reflect upon the progress the school has made to better accomplish its mission assisting students achieve their fullest potential.. This year we can t help but think how the school s past, present and future are inextricably linked.. The many historic photographs on display on our campus, remind us of the generations of students that MSB has served since first opening its doors in 1853.. Speaking to grateful MSB alumni we hear of the dedication of MSB staff and the quality of the opportunities to launch promising futures for students all across Maryland.. The present is all around us.. Every day brings us face to face with the hundreds of students we serve throughout Maryland.. We witness their progress, their challenges and triumphs, and their daunting, often inspiring road to adulthood.. As we look to the ... year old cottage program that teaches students independent living skills in home like settings.. We are excited that we will also be breaking ground in July 2012 on a state of the art educational facility for our students with multiple disabilities.. These are important steps forward that will assist other students like BJ Petersen, Josh Gregory and Daniel Salembene illustrated in this report.. These stories also highlight our school credo -.. tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become.. (Pasteur).. None of these accomplishments, in fact MSB itself, would have been possible without the individual, foundation, corporate and legislative support we have received.. We cannot stress how grateful we are.. You really are making a major difference in the lives of many young Marylanders who are blind or visually impaired, many of whom have multiple disabilities.. Sincerely,.. Michael J.. Bina, Ed.. D.. Edward J.. Veilleux.. Chairman of the Board..
Title: The Maryland School for the Blind -- Welcome Descriptive info: History of Our School.. Our past and our future.. The Maryland School for the Blind is 159 years old!.. In 1853, Franklin Pierce had just been elected as the 14th President of the United States, Abe Lincoln was still a young congressman in Illinois, and most people would scoff at the very suggestion that, in the very near future, Americans would turn against Americans in a bloody Civil War.. It was also the year that our school, known as the Maryland Institution for the Instruction of the Blind, first opened its doors in downtown Baltimore.. Starting with a small group of students, the school had three superintendents in the first 11 years.. The first superintendent was David E.. Loughery who was a blind graduate of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind.. It then settled into a period of tremendous growth under the direction of Fredrick Douglas Morrison, who was superintendent from 1864 to 1904.. A national leader in his profession, instrumental in the founding of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind and an early proponent of a then controversial new system called "braille", Mr.. Morrison lead the nation by example.. In 1868 he moved the campus to much larger quarters on North Avenue and changed the name to The Maryland School for the Blind.. In 1872, when segregation was still the law of the land, he was a founder of The Maryland School for the Colored Blind and Deaf and served as the superintendent of both schools.. John Frances Bledsoe became superintendent in 1906.. In 1908 Mr.. Bledsoe moved the school to its present location in the ... Association of Workers for the Blind.. 1906.. John Francis Bledsoe became Superintendent and served for 36 years.. 1907.. The School moved to its present location on Taylor Avenue in Parkville.. 1909.. Newcomer Hall and four cottages were built, beginning the first cottage system for instruction of the blind.. 1924.. Students began attending City College and Eastern High Schools, a first in the country.. 1945.. During 12:30-2:00 p.. m.. lunch and free time, some students went to Overlea to shop.. 1952.. First deaf-blind student accepted and Boy Scout Troop 710 formed.. 1953.. Governor McKeldin spoke at dedication of Bledsoe Building and Knefely Gym.. 1957.. Andrews Building completed.. 1964.. Key Club was organized, sponsored by Parkville Kiwanis Club.. 1966.. Students began attending Parkville High School.. 1970.. The Health Center was named for Miss Sallie Mae Bledsoe, a nurse at MSB for 50 years.. 1972.. Under Superintendent Herbert J.. Wolfe, a facility was designed for the multiply handicapped students afflicted by the rubella epidemic of the late 1960's.. 1974.. P.. L.. 94-142 mandated education for all handicapped children to age 21.. 1977.. Casper G.. Sippel Aquatherapy pool built.. 1978.. Superintendent Dr.. Richard L.. Welsh oversaw completion of major facility additions and remodeling.. 1982.. Five new buildings were dedicated.. 1987.. MSB and Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) began Hoover Low Vision Services.. 1988.. Archives of Orientation Mobility opened at MSB.. 1990.. Louis M.. Tutt became 10th president (superintendent).. 1999.. The Jen C.. Russo Arts Center was dedicated.. 2003.. MSB celebrates its 150th Anniversary.. 2004.. Elaine Sveen became 11th and first female president.. 2007.. MSB celebrates 100 years in Parkville, MD.. 2008.. Dr.. Bina became 12th president..
Title: The Maryland School for the Blind -- Welcome Descriptive info: MSB Intranet.. Staff.. Our entire staff consists of caring, highly trained professionals who put students first on a daily basis.. The staff are overseen by a dedicated leadership team who ensure the smooth daily operations of the School.. Many staff members have been at MSB for more than ten years.. ... Chief Administrative Officer.. Carolyn Kilgore, Chief Development Officer.. David Ashley, Director of Physical Facilities.. Maureen Bisesi, Director of Residential and Related Services.. Pamela Murphy, Director of Human Resources.. Carol Bogue, Director of Education and Student Services.. Ruth Ann Hynson, Director of Statewide Outreach Services.. Joyce Burwell, Director of Instructional Resource Center..
Title: The Maryland School for the Blind -- Welcome Descriptive info: Student Body.. Students Served by County.. Data as of 2/2012.. Serving students who are blind or visually Impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.. Maryland.. County.. Enrolled Students.. (Ages 3-21).. *Outreach Students Served.. Outreach.. Infants.. Toddlers.. (Age 0-2).. Instructional Resource Center (IRC).. Allegany.. 0.. 8.. 3.. 14.. Anne Arundel.. 9.. 4.. 80.. Baltimore City.. 37.. 35.. 46.. 107.. Baltimore County.. 71.. 42.. 2.. 55.. 137.. Calvert.. 6.. 7.. Caroline.. 1.. 10.. Carroll.. Cecil.. 11.. Charles.. 15.. Dorchester.. Frederick.. 5.. 43.. Garrett.. Harford.. ... Talbot.. Washington.. 29.. Wicomico.. 27.. Worcester.. + Washington, D.. C.. + Out of State.. TOTALS.. 185.. 18.. 158.. 866.. *.. OUTREACH A service which provides Evaluation and Instruction for students and their support network in their local school system.. INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE CENTER (IRC) A service that provides braille and large print for Maryland s blind and visually impaired students.. +.. WASHINGTON, DC/OUT OF STATE Full tuition is paid by students respective school systems.. Outreach and IRC numbers may have some overlap..
Title: The Maryland School for the Blind -- Welcome Descriptive info: V.. olunteer.. Ways to Give to The Maryland School for the Blind.. There are many ways to participate in The Maryland School for the Blind s capital, endowment, and annual giving programs.. The best way to make a difference in the lives of children in Maryland who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, is to invest in The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB).. Your contribution allows MSB to continue its tradition of excellence in serving students in every county of the state by providing dozens of programs and services.. Without your help, this would not be possible.. Outright Gifts.. The Maryland School for the Blind welcomes contributions by cash, check, on-line through our secure on-line account or through credit cards.. Outright gifts entitle the donor to an income tax deduction in the year of the gift.. All contributions receive a letter of acknowledgement.. Click here to donate to The Maryland School for the Blind online.. Matching Gifts.. Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double and even triple your donation s value.. Please check with your personnel administrator to find out if your company will match your contribution to The Maryland School for the Blind.. Gifts of Stock and Securities.. Gifts of stock and securities may be made through the Development Office.. Stock gifts receive tax credit based on the mean price per share on the date of transfer.. To ensure prompt valuation and acknowledgement of your donation, please contact the Development Office at 410-444-5000, ext.. 1207.. Designate United Way Donations.. The Maryland School for the Blind is eligible for United Way funds, because our school is dedicated to the health, well-being, and education of children who are blind ... that your designation is making a tremendous difference.. Corporate Support.. If your company offers its employees the opportunities to develop fundraisers for nonprofits or to work with nonprofits to raise fund, The Maryland School for the Blind would be happy to offers ideas to accomplish this.. Please contact the Development Office at 410-319-5725.. Event Sponsorship.. This is a great way for your business or company to help The Maryland School for the Blind and to gain a positive exposure in the community.. By sponsoring an event you can gain statewide recognition and community favor.. Donate a Vehicle.. Click here to provide information to donate your used vehicle to The Maryland School for the Blind.. Planned Giving Trusts and Bequests.. Including The Maryland School for the Blind in your will or estate trust are meaningful ways to strengthen the school for future generations.. Through The Maryland School for the Blind s Legacy Society we will recognize those individuals who have chosen to be part of our Planned Giving program.. Endowment and Financial Aid Funds: Gifts in Honor or in Memory.. The Maryland School for the Blind s endowment provides unrestricted and restricted funds for ongoing operational support, professional outreach, and teaching resources.. Donors who give $50,000 or more may name a permanently endowed fund in honor or in memory of an individual or individuals including parents, grandparents, alumni, students, teachers, or friends.. For information about how to begin an endowed fund, please contact the.. Development Office.. at 410-319-5725.. Gifts to The Maryland School for the Blind Endowment are subject to donor restrictions and to the Board of Trustees spending rule.. You can also give effortlessly by participating in one of these programs:.. School ID # 01643..