After a year without, the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind has a principal.
Richmond native Pat Trice has a 30-year history working with VSDB in various roles, and now she will be in charge of education.
Trice is a UVA graduate with a master's from Gallaudet University. She says this is her dream job and that VSDB is the best place that provides good services for the kids.
"We have the expertise here. We have the technology here. We have everything here to really become the center for deaf, hard-of-hearing, vision-impaired, deaf-blind services for really the state of Virginia," Trice said.
Trice is a certified teacher for hearing and deaf students of all ages. Next spring she plans to get a teaching endorsement for visually impaired children.