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Volusia County Schools
Exceptional Student Education
VCS ESE Intranet (staff)
Individual Educational Plan (IEP) Compliance
ESE Programs and Services
Volusia Adaptive Assistive Technology Team (VAATT)
Service Animal Guidelines
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
ESE Advisory Committee
Students who are visually impaired include students who are blind, have no vision, or have little potential for using vision and students who have low vision. The term visual impairment does not include students who have learning problems that are primarily the result of visual perceptual and/or visual motor difficulties. Florida State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03014, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
Join Our Team
If you are a teacher for the Visually Impaired, with or without Orientation & Mobility (O&M) endorsement , and are seeking employment in an educational setting, investigate Volusia County Public Schools! Our teachers and O&M Specialists provide support to students ages 3 through 21 in a variety of educational settings. We provide training, mentoring and small group assistance. Our team is supported by skilled, experienced instructional staff. If you have never worked in a public school setting, are an experienced teacher , or are currently enrolled in Vision and/or an O&M training program and would like information about employment opportunities with our Exceptional Student Education team, let us help you get started!
Visually Impaired Program Contacts
Volusia County Schools Main Telephone Lines
DeLand: (386) 734-7190
Daytona: (386) 255-6475 or (386) 258-4660
New Smyrna Beach: (386) 427-5223
Osteen: (386) 860-3322
Cynthia Sears, M.S., CCC-A/SLP
Administrator, Speech-Language, DHH, Vision Programs
Jennifer Valderrama, M.H.R.M.
Certified Teacher for DHH & Vision