Business, Education, Health

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 …


Business, Education

Maryland School for the Blind Superintendent W. Robert Hair named to Leadership Maryland Class of 2021

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Leadership Maryland on Wednesday announced that William Robert Hair, Superintendent at Maryland School for the Blind in Nottingham, has been chosen to participate in its professional leadership development program. Hair is one of 50 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 28th class – the Class of 2021, who will complete the eight-month hands-on learning program focused on Maryland’s social, economic, …


Two Nottingham students take home awards in the 2021 Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—Blind and visually impaired students from across Maryland and the surrounding region competed in the 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on February 6th. The event and subsequent award ceremony, hosted by the Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education, were held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the winners recently …

Maryland School for the Blind to virtually host 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education will host the 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually this year. The Braille Challenge®, a program of the Braille Institute, is the only academic competition for blind or visually impaired …

Governor Hogan announces additional $20.7 million in education relief funding, Maryland School for the Blind to receive $253K

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced an additional $20.7 million in COVID-19 relief funding for education as school systems work to get students safely back into classrooms. “In addition to proposing a budget that funds education across the board at record levels, we are working to get federal COVID-19 relief funding out to schools and colleges as quickly as …

Maryland School for the Blind to dedicate The Maryland Society for Sight Low Vision Clinic at MSB

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind has received a $400,000 gift from the Maryland Society for Sight, Inc., which will be used to help fund the school’s statewide outreach programs and services and to expand and enhance the low vision clinic on the school’s campus. The newly named Maryland Society for Sight Low Vision Clinic at MSB will be …

Maryland State Department of Education provides $10 million in grant funding to support in-person instruction this fall

BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of improved health metrics throughout the State, the Maryland State Department of Education is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall. MSDE will award a total of $10 million in grants to local school systems, the SEED School, the Maryland School for the …

Maryland School for the Blind teacher honored with national award

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Christie Holland, an educator at The Maryland School for the Blind, has been named the Principals of Schools for the Blind 2020 Outstanding Teacher of Students with Multiple Disabilities. 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 are blind or visually …