Business, Education

Maryland School for the Blind specialist appointed to National Board of Education Sciences

BALTIMORE, MD—The White House has announced that Maria de la Concepcion Hernandez Legorreta (Conchita) has been appointed to the National Board of Education Sciences. Members of the Board are appointed by the President and are highly qualified to appraise education research, statistics, evaluations, or development. “MSB is delighted about Conchita’s appointment but not at all surprised. She has already established …


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Two Maryland School for the Blind professionals honored with national awards

BALTIMORE, MD—Two members of The Maryland School for the Blind staff are among the recipients of the 2022 Principals of Schools for the Blind (POSB) national award program. POSB, a subdivision of the Council of Schools for the Blind, annually recognizes the contributions of remarkable individuals across the nation who work with blind or low-vision students. The nomination process is …


The Maryland School for the Blind to break ground on residential cottages

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind will break ground on a newly designed residential facility for students who reside on the MSB campus during the school week. The event will be held on October 11, beginning with a ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by tours of the renovated Newcomer-Case-Campbell buildings on campus. Dignitaries involved in the ceremony include Carol …

Maryland School for the Blind to host 1st annual See Beyond Festival

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind will be hosting the 1st annual ‘See Beyond Festival’ on the MSB campus on April 30th. The event is designed to show the community how individuals that are blind and have low vision accomplish tasks and are a part of our society. The goal is to show the public that low vision and …

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 …

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 …