After receiving my M.A. in Orientation & Mobility from Western Michigan University, I spent 6 years teaching O&M to students ages 3-21 in the Washington, DC metro area. Following my time in DC I accepted a position in South Carolina where I established the first district-wide O&M Program for Horry County Schools to supplement its existing Vision Program for students with blindness.
I relocated to Seattle in 2010, spending 5 years with Seattle Public Schools, both as Team Leader for Vision Services and O&M Specialist. I now contract out my services to other school districts in the Puget Sound Region, providing direct services in the area of O&M, assessments as needed, & compensatory services to students during the summer.
I’ve been an active member of AER for over 10 years, holding board member positions with both the Washington, DC/Maryland chapter of AER, as well as the Pacific Northwest AER chapter in Washington State. I’ve held my ACVREP certificate since 2004 & have also become a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) as an Exceptional Needs Specialist in the area of blindness/low vision.
I’m a writer for the Braille Challenge competition, & am finishing up my School Administrator’s certificate. Visit my website.