[NOBE-L] Meet the Teacher Night

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Wed Aug 11 03:17:27 UTC 2021

Hi Rena,This will be my 20th year of teaching and 17 of those have been at the middle school level working as an intervention specialist.  For me, I have done a small packet with a letter to parents every year.  The letter covers a variety of things like my background and experience, expectations for students and ways to get in contact with me.  I also include a mention about my visual impairment.  It is just my preference but I would rather put it out front rather than having kids going home and parents getting scared based upon misconceptions.  It is only a few sentences out of the whole letter but I try to instill confidence and then also offer to answer any questions they might have.  I honestly almost never end up getting questions from parents and have really had no issues either.  I do think it is personal preference and so others may have a different perspective.  This is just mine and it has worked well for me.  Hope you have a great school year!Nicole

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From: Rena Seay via NOBE-L <nobe-l at nfbnet.org>
To: National Organization of Blind Educators Mailing List <nobe-l at nfbnet.org>
Cc: Rena Seay <ras98j at acu.edu>
Sent: Tue, Aug 10, 2021 6:19 pm
Subject: [NOBE-L] Meet the Teacher Night

Good Evening,

I have worked in various roles in education but this is my first year being
a classroom teacher for middle school student's. I will be teaching 7th and
8th resource and inclusion Social Studies. Is there anything you have
included in your information to parents about your blindness or use of a
guide dog (if applicable). I'm very excited and feel comfortable with what
I"m teaching but I was hired a week ago. So I'm not only meeting parents
and students but my entire campus as well. Any tips or suggestions

Kind regards,
Rena Tuttle

Rena A. Tuttle
rena.s at acu.edu
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