Letter from the President
Welcome to the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind website! I hope you are enjoying browsing our site to find out more about the excellent programs that we provide for children who are deaf or blind through our campus and outreach programs.
Our mission focuses on enabling our students to realize maximum success through our high quality educational programs, outreach services and partnerships. We want our students to learn and grow in an accessible environment where they can gain the skills they need to be successful at work or in college. The Whole Child Initiative is the heart of the mission of the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. This initiative is a research-based national project of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Our goal is for every student to become a well-rounded, successful member of society by ensuring that each student is:
Challenged academically and prepared for success in college and/or employment
Engaged by staying connected to the school and the broader community
Healthy by learning about and practicing a healthy lifestyle
Supported socially and emotionally by caring, qualified adults
Safe and secure by learning in a physically and emotionally safe environment
The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind has been serving children for more than 160 years. Our rich heritage provides a strong foundation as we equip children who are deaf or blind to use the knowledge, independent living skills, work experiences and technology skills they gain at school to be successful in the 21st Century.
Margaret E. Park
SC School for the Deaf and the Blind
A National Board certified teacher, “Maggie” Park has 20 years experience in special education positions including teacher, program director, principal, division director, adjunct professor and administrator.