School for the Deaf

front view of Gottlieb school building

The School for the Deaf provides a comprehensive academic program for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in grades K-12. Teachers challenge each student to achieve his/her potential in a signing environment that promotes the development of language and a positive self-concept. Annually, a team of professionals develops an individualized education plan for each student. The development of language, communication skills, critical thinking skills, appropriate social skills, and application of learned concepts are emphasized. Opportunities to mainstream in areas of strength are provided through a collaborative effort with the local public school districts.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school by phone at 719-578-2221 (v) or 719-694-2007 (VP)


Cynthia Hirst FCEE Family-Centered Early Education Principal, Birth-2nd Grade

Kristen Huddleston Principal, 3rd Grade-8th Grade ~ VP 719.358.2605

Cathy Bennett Principal, High School, 9th Grade-12th Grade ~ VP 719.358.2240

Tera Lynn Gray Employability Center Program Supervisor

Janet Steele Administrative Assistant ~ VP 719.694.2007 ~ Voice 719.578.2221

High School teachers

Tosha Daniels Science
Zoe Fieldsteel Mathematics/ Language Arts
Eric Bruckman Social Studies
Ralena McDevitt Language Arts
Shelby Stubbe Language Arts/ Life Skills
Amy Baker OJT Teacher
Lauren Waldorf Transition Teacher

3rd – 8th Grade teachers

Rachel Greenleaf
Cory McCormick
Megan McKenna
Susie O’Hara
Alma Sicinski
Susan Steers

FCEE Family Centered Early Education Pre-K – 2nd Grade teachers

Jayne Hess Pre-School
AnneMarie Potente

Elective Teachers

Amy Bobich ASL Specialist
Sabra Taylor ASL Specialist
Erica Lovchik Art
Brian Bennett Physical Education
Tam Nykaza Reading Specialist


Nancy Hochberg
Arlyn Fajardo
Santiba Johnson
Pilar LeBlanc-Parra
Julie Walker

Support Staff

If you need to contact Support Staff (speech, counselors, Spanish liaison, etc.) Click this link 


CSDB P.R.I.D.E. (Positive Attitude, Respect, Independence, Determination and Excellence)

CSDB embraces P.R.I.D.E. as our schoolwide expectations for staff and students.

Student PRIDE recipients: FCEE-Areli Rivera-Vazquez, 3rd-8th-Taylor Hara, HS-Jasson Gonzalez

staff PRIDE recipients: AnneMarie Potente, Megan McKenna, Sabra Taylor

Kristen Huddleston, Principal Grades 3-8


Cathy Bennett, HS Principal Grades 9-12