The Maryland School for the Blind

General Information

The Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Ave
Baltimore, MD 21236

Brief Description

MSB educates students whose needs cannot be met in their local school systems though community-based outreach and comprehensive on-campus programs on a day or residential basis. The school serves students from birth to age 21 who are blind or visually impaired, including some with multiple disabilities. Each student has a mandated Individualized Education Plan (IEP) tailored to his or her needs. MSB’s program includes general education subjects and, in addition, special instruction in the disability-specific areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum that includes braille, orientation and mobility, career education and independent living skills.


Ruth Ann Hynson, Director of Statewide Outreach Services,, 410 319 5726

Karen Frank, Infant and Toddler Program,, 410 444 5000 ext.1378

Lauren Pappas, Director, Human Resources,, 410 444 5000 ext.1718

Kibian Vasquez, CFO,, 410 319 5711

Maureen Bisesi, Director of Residential and Student Services,, 410 319 5714

W. Robert Hair, Superintendent and CEO,, 410 444 5000 ext.1743

Services Offered

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance.

  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship/fieldwork placement in special education, social work, speech pathology, orientation and mobility, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation, in-service training programs for staff and for other agencies. On campus and regional workshops on topics related to vision and Expanded Core Curriculum skills

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information/referral through community liaison.