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Arts and Culture

We foster an appreciation for the arts by providing opportunities for students to engage in visual arts, performing arts, music, and other creative expressions.


Athletics and Physical Education

We promote the importance of physical health and emphasize the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership through competitive sports and recreational activities.



We develop and implement a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that aligns with educational standards and addresses the diverse learning needs of students.


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

We integrate STEM education to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, and provide access to up-to-date technology and resources, fostering digital literacy.


Community and Social Development

We foster positive relationships between the school district and the community through events, partnerships, and open communication.

Our Mission

The mission of the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is to serve a diverse educational community, to work collaboratively with families and partners, and to empower students through comprehensive support, self-advocacy, and personal excellence.




’23 -’24 MSDB Teacher of the Year

Ms. Betty Williams has been chosen by the external committee as the 2023-2024 MSDB Teacher of the Year! As quoted by Dr. Jeremy Stinson, “She has been an anchor of strength on our campus, and is always willing to roll up her sleeves whenever needed at MSD or MSB.”

“During Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH training) in May, the affirmation of others in the group typically takes 45 minutes. Our presenter allowed us to affirm one another for almost two hours, and most of those were either given by or given to Ms. Betty. At the end of day two, Ms. Betty had the courage and felt led to speak to the MSD staff during share time, she acknowledged her own shortcomings in how she had spoken ill of a staff member, and then she challenged us all at that moment to put personal feelings and frustrations aside to be better for our students. A lot of healing took place that day among the MSD staff. That’s Ms. Betty, and these are just a few of the reasons why MSD voted her as Teacher of the Year and why she has been selected for this district honor.”

“Ms. Betty, I am proud of you and for you, and I look forward to celebrating this accomplishment with you, along with Mrs. Maleshia Williams from MSB and the upcoming MSDB Employee of the Year. Congrats!”

From left to right: Tara Brister (MSD Principal), Betty Williams (MSD Media Specialist/ Librarian), Jeremy Stinson (former Superintendent)

Teacher of the Year and Superintendent (2024): Tara Brister (MSD Principal), Betty Williams (MSD Media Specialist/ Librarian), Jeremy Stinson (MSDB Superintendent)

About Us

We are driven by our unwavering commitment to excellence, equity, and the holistic development of our students. Together, we forge a path of educational success, inspiring a love for learning and empowering our students to shape a bright and promising future for themselves and our community.


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Academic Excellence

We are dedicated to providing a rigorous and comprehensive educational experience that challenges and nurtures the intellect of every student.

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Innovation & Future Readiness

We embrace innovation as a catalyst for educational excellence and future readiness.

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Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to providing equitable opportunities for all students, valuing and celebrating their diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.

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