[Pibe-division] Fwd: National Federation of the Blind Announces Second Teacher of Tomorrow Class

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Fri Oct 14 00:49:02 UTC 2011

>Chris Danielsen
>Director of Public Relations
>National Federation of the Blind
>(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
>(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
><mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org
>National Federation of the Blind Announces Second
>Teacher of Tomorrow Class
>Program Offers Teachers of Blind Students Opportunity
>to Learn about Blindness from Blind People
>Baltimore, Maryland (October 13, 2011): The 
>National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the 
>oldest and largest organization of blind people, 
>today announced the 2011 class for its 
><http://www.teachblindstudents.org/>NFB Teacher 
>of Tomorrow program.  This program provides 
>participants an opportunity to enhance their 
>educational experience by learning about 
>blindness from successful blind adults, parents 
>of blind children, and blind students.
>Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National 
>Federation of the Blind, said: “We are pleased 
>to welcome the 2011 class of this critically 
>important program.  Blind children today are 
>facing many obstacles, a good many of them due 
>to the misinformation and stereotypes about 
>blindness that abound in today’s society.  The 
>Teacher of Tomorrow program connects teachers of 
>blind students with blind people, offering 
>teachers an invaluable opportunity to learn 
>about the true nature of blindness.  Together we 
>can ensure that blind children are given the best education possible.”
>The class of 2011 is as follows:
>    * Deborah Adams, Marshall University
>    * Elizabeth Asher, Portland State University
>    * Santosh Bommera, University of South Carolina
>    * Channing Bond, Florida State University
>    * Emily Coleman, Portland State University
>    * Connie Craft, Louisiana Tech University
>    * Susan Cranker, State University of New York–Potsdam
>    * Michael Dickneite, Portland State University
>    * Jodi Dowell, Marshall University
>    * Tina Foster, Marshall University
>    * Katie Godby, University of Louisville
>    * Stacey Hildenbrand, University of Louisville
>    * Jeannette Isaacson, Portland State University
>    * Stacy Jena, Northern Illinois University
>    * Christopher Kliks, Portland State University
>    * Nancy Lentz, Salus University
>    * Lisa Long, Portland State University
>    * Sheena Manuel, Louisiana Tech University
>    * Sheila Martin, Portland State University
>    * Shelley McCoy, Ohio State University
>    * Bryan Moles, Northern Illinois University
>    * Karlestrina Pettigrew, Salus University
>    * Grace Quinones, Salus University
>    * LaToya Shumate, North Carolina Central University
>    * Theresa Smith, Salus University
>    * Matthew Stewart, Marshall University
>One of the leading objectives of the Teacher of 
>Tomorrow program is to share methods on how to 
>discuss blindness with students and how to best 
>encourage them to develop positive attitudes 
>about blindness.  This program also exposes 
>participants to the latest in instructional 
>strategies, access technology, and countless blindness resources.
>For more information about the Teacher of 
>Tomorrow program, please contact Rosy Carranza 
>by phone at (410) 659-9314, extension 2283, or 
>by e-mail at 
><mailto:rcarranza at nfb.org>rcarranza at nfb.org, or 
>visit www.teachblindstudents.org.
>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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