Welcome from the Director of Student Life
Greetings and welcome to the VSDB website!
My name is Becky Watson, and I am the Director of Student Life. I oversee the residential program for all of our blind and deaf students. The residential program is an important aspect of VSDB, and we work closely with the educational program. We have a variety of resources that provide services for all of our enrolled students. I invite you to come for a visit, and you will see for yourself the difference that VSDB can make in your child’s life.
Life On Campus
All day, every day…every aspect of life at VSDB contributes to student growth and development. Whether day or residential, all students have access to activities and services.
Those who live on campus are housed according to age and gender in one of four residence halls, each providing a comfortable and safe living environment conducive to the development of social skills.
Students live on campus Sunday night through Friday afternoon each week. VSDB provides transportation on Sundays and Fridays so that students can be at home with their families on the weekends.
With VSDB’s focus on the whole child, a variety of team sports and physical activities are offered at various levels to meet the needs of all students. VSDB is a proud member of the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) and the Eastern Athletics Association for the Blind (EAAB). VSDB competitive teams travel to compete against other Schools for the Deaf and Schools for the Blind.
At the competitive level, VSDB offers its athletes the opportunity to compete at the school, district, regional, and national level. Accommodations are made for individual needs as appropriate and practical for the sport.
Team sports offerings include:
Track & Field
Beyond the Classroom
Student Health Services
Campus Police & Security
Try Life at VSDB!
Let your child experience VSDB during a TEMP week.
- Sunday evening through Friday afternoon
- Sit in on classes
- Connect with other students
- Meet faculty and staff with expertise in student’s disability
- Stay in a residence hall
- Learn about assistive technology