Gina Michell is a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments in Southern California and a Faculty Lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA). Gina draws on her prior experience as a general education teacher to build comprehensive and meaningful programs for her students with visual impairments. Her passions are teaching reading and the expanded core curriculum (ECC). During her time at Cal State LA, Gina has taught classes for the teacher credentialling programs in visual impairments and early childhood special education as well as undergraduate courses in special education. Gina’s grant projects include content editor for the iBraille Challenge (iBC) and Reading and Writing Adventure Time Mobile Apps, funded through the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), project manager for Stepping Up Technologies; Braille Brain, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and online course development grants through Cal State LA in partnership with Quality Matters (QM).
Gina earned her general education teaching credential from San Diego State University and her Education Specialist Credential in Visual Impairments and Master of Arts (MA) degree in Special Education from Cal State LA. She has worked in the field of education for more than 20 years as a classroom teacher, education specialist, faculty lecturer and contracted assessor.