Jeanne Glidden Prickett

Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett is the 17th and first female president in the 130-year history of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB). Previously she served as administrator for the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind and as superintendent at the Iowa School for the Deaf. Dr. Prickett has been an educator of blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind students for over 40 years. At Illinois State University, she earned her bachelor\‘s degree in education with specialization in elementary education and education of students with visual impairments (1973), followed by a master\‘s degree in education of the deaf (1977) and then a doctorate degree in educational administration (1983). Originally from Bloomington, IL, Dr. Prickett is married to Dr. Hugh Prickett, a retired professor of deaf education and administrator of schools for the deaf. She also is fluent in both Spanish and American Sign Language, and reads and writes in braille.