Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 67.1 Winter 2022

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 67 Issue 1 Nominated by Karen Koehler Emily Maginn is the recipient of the 2022 Teacher of the Year award. Emily's dedication to students with visual impairments and deafblindness is unparalleled. Emily is passionate about providing students with the highest quality services and is both an advocate and mentor for students with visual impairments. She truly believes that all students can be successful and helps students deal with vision loss by providing them both support and strategies for learning how to access their world or travel safely through their environment. She mentors new teachers, sharing her knowledge of visual impairment and the importance of making the curriculum accessible to all students. Emily received her degree in early childhood education from Bowling Green State University in 2003 and launched her teaching career as an early childhood educator at a French Immersion school in Columbus, Ohio. She began her career as a teacher of students with visual impairments after completing the TVI program at the University of Toledo. In 2010, she accepted a position to work as an itinerant TVI for the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center in southern Ohio. In 2015, she received her COMS certification and took on the additional role of providing orientation and mobility services to students across the southern part of Teacher of the Year Award: Emily Maginn

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