[nobe-l] Spanish Teacher

Kathy Nimmer goldendolphin17 at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 24 00:35:25 UTC 2011

  I teach high school English in a public school. Your concerns are valid, though it can be done. I was hired in 1992 by a principal who liked to be a risk taker. I didn’t care, as long as my foot was in the door. Eventually, the school corporation hired an aide to help with paperwork, discipline support, and later computer things that are not accessible with Window Eyes. Had I been looking for a job today, I think things would have been even harder as so many corporations are in financial strain, thus making the hiring of an aide not an easy reasonable accommodation for a new situation. With the student population we have, the large class sizes, and the diverse needs, my current position would not be possible for me to do well without sighted adult eyes to supplement, either in this paid aide position or by volunteer helpers. I do think private schools and definitely universities are prospects where some increased ease might exist. Again, the public school thing is doable. It just takes a whole lot of ducks being lined up in a row and a whole lot of courage and persistence.
Kathy Nimmer

> From: Robert.Spangler at rockets.utoledo.edu
> To: nobe-l at nfbnet.org
> Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 23:34:52 +0000
> Subject: [nobe-l] Spanish Teacher
> Hello,
> I am a Spanish major about to finish up in the spring.  I am considering going on to get my masters to teach Spanish but I have some concerns.  I have been told that it is unrealistic to think that I would ever be hired in a public school system as a blind person, mostly due to difficulty with disciplinary issues.  Are there any blind public school teachers on this list?  Could anyone provide me with some feedback on this concern?  I have been told, however, that blind people have been more successful teaching in private schools or the university level.
> Thanks,
> Robby
> --
> Robert Spangler
> The University of Toledo
> Senior, Urban Studies and Spanish
> robert.spangler at rockets.utoledo.edu
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