[nobe-l] National Federation of the Blind Names Angela Wolf 2011 Blind Educator of the Year
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National Federation of the Blind Names Angela Wolf
2011 Blind Educator of the Year
Baltimore, Maryland (July 5, 2011): The National Federation of the
Blind (NFB) has named Angela Wolf, a teacher at Austin Discovery
School in Austin, Texas, as its 2011 Blind Educator of the
Year. Angela Wolf was presented with the award at the NFB's
seventy-first annual national convention, held at the Rosen Shingle
Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Ms. Wolf has worked in education for over seven years. She began
working with blind children as an intern teacher at Sanchez
Elementary School in Austin, Texas. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Wolf
served as teacher and coordinator of post-secondary education at the
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, ably coordinating a
dual-agency education program for blind students aged eighteen to
twenty-two. Since 2008 she has taught elementary-school students at
Austin Discovery School, an innovative charter school.
Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind,
said: "Angela's exceptional work in the education field is proof of
our conviction that blind people can compete on terms of
equality. Ms. Wolf has dedicated herself to educating the future
leaders of America and in so doing has become a leader and a role
model herself. The National Federation of the Blind commends Ms.
Wolf for her outstanding professional accomplishments as well as her
commitment to dispelling misconceptions about the abilities of blind people."
Ms. Wolf received her bachelor's degree in humanities from the
University of Texas, Austin.
The Blind Educator of the Year Award carries with it a $1,000
prize. While in Orlando, Ms. Wolf will address several hundred
people and have an opportunity to share the experiences and insights
that she has gained from being a blind educator.
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About the National Federation of the Blind
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind
is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind
people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people's lives
through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs
encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the leading
force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation's
blind. In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the
Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in
the United States for the blind led by the blind.
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