Business, Education

Maryland School for the Blind CEO, Superintendent W. Robert Hair graduates from Leadership Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Leadership Maryland on Wednesday announced that William “Rob” Hair, Superintendent and CEO of The Maryland School for the Blind, has completed its professional development program. The Leadership Maryland program is “dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.” The program honored Hair, a resident of Baltimore, and the entire Class …


Education, Events, Sports

The Maryland School for the Blind to partner with Baltimore Blast on blind soccer Event

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind is teaming up with the Baltimore Blast for an informal game of blind soccer. The event between the MSB Bees and the Baltimore Blast soccer teams will be held on the campus of MSB on Thursday, November 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MSB is playing a leading role in creating awareness …


Maryland School for the Blind teacher honored with national award

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Regina Fugate, an educator at The Maryland School for the Blind, has been named the Principals of Schools for the Blind (POSB) 2021 Outstanding Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired. Annually POSB, which is part of the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB), recognizes the contributions of remarkable individuals nationally who work with students who …

Maryland School for the Blind teacher announced as Computer Science Teachers Association Equity Fellow

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind on Friday announced that Regina Fugate has been selected as a 2021-22 Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Equity Fellow. Fugate, a certified teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), is a 2002 graduate of Berea College in Kentucky and received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Vanderbilt University in 2007. She has been …

The Maryland School for the Blind partners with Orioles, League of Dreams to host beep baseball game

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind is teaming up with the Baltimore Orioles and the League of Dreams to host a beep baseball game for students who are blind or low vision. The event will be held on the campus of the Maryland School for the Blind on Wednesday, September 8 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Beep baseball, …

The Maryland School for the Blind hosts annual Camp Abilities summer program

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind kicks off their summer programming with MSB Camp Abilities. The developmental sports and recreation camp for youth ages 9-17, will be held on the school’s campus from June 21-25. MSB’s Camp Abilities has served students from Maryland, DC and Virginia for the past eight years and is the only overnight sports camp in …

Nottingham student qualifies for National Braille Challenge

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The 2021 National Braille Challenge finalists have been announced, and a student from Nottingham is among the top 50 qualifiers in the nation. Eniolaoluwa Osunkoya will be competing in the national competition later this month. The Braille Challenge®, a program of the Braille Institute, is the only academic competition for blind or visually impaired students in the United States …

Dr. Joanne Waeltermann appointed to Maryland School for the Blind Board of Directors

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Joanne Waeltermann has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind, effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Waeltermann, a retired licensed and board certified pediatric ophthalmologist, served patients in Maryland from 1985 – 2019, at the Kid’s Eye Care of Maryland, Children’s Eye Care, LLC, University Eye Associates, the Howard County Health Department …