Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBEQ 62(2) Spring 2017

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 62 Issue 2 Teacher of the Year Award: Paula Tapia Paula Tapia, Baldwin County Public School System Council for Exceptional Children Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness Presents 2017 Awards at International Conference in Boston, MA The Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness (DVIDB) is proud to present the Teacher of the Year Award to Ms. Paula Tapia at the Council for Exceptional Children and Expo in Boston, MA. on April 20, 2017. Ms. Tapia is a creative and caring TVI and COMS in the Baldwin County Schools in Alabama. She has many years of teaching experience and has the exceptional ability to address each student as an individual. Every lesson, whether from a TVI or O&M standpoint, is specifically designed for that individual student. She has never incorporated the cookie cutter approach to her teaching. She takes extra time to communicate with parents or guardians about the specific accomplishments and needs of each of her students. Extra communication also occurs with her students. She incorporates the interests and goals of her students into each lesson. Parents and administrators love and support Ms. Tapia. 12

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