Director of Programs, Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Assistive Technology Specialist, Blind skills instruction in all areas-inclusion at its best, Program developer, National Speaker. Have a passion for enabling students to be all they can and want to be, teaching anything and everything that is needed…… Technology and blind skills even the playing field for dreaming big.
Associate Director of Instructional Services; Technology Specialist-Teaching Students to access their world. He also works as a youth transition coordinator, employment specialist, and technology specialist at the Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He has instructed both youth and adults on how to use today’s most popular and relevant devices and applications for both school and the work place, for all educational settings. Nate has consulted with the University of Alaska Anchorage, co-writing a grant to help create the largest indoor navigation system for any college campus in the world. He has helped many young adults transition into college, taken youth across the country for conventions for the blind and he has been involved in assisting several youth in pursuing their dream to get a guide dog. He is committed to impacting the lives of the blind, empowering others to be equipped with the tools that will allow them to live independent, productive and fulfilling lives.
His hobbies consist of reading across many genres, singing/songwriting, playing guitar, taking daily walks with dogs in his beautiful home of Alaska and continuing to learn new things about technology.
Emily, is also known as the Math Queen. She specializes in mathematics from basic math to calculus and beyond. She is very a patient teacher. She wants everyone to love math as much as she does. Her background consists of graduating from Gonzaga University with an Engineering degree in 2017. She has worked for Techvision since October of 2018, and is loving every second of it.
Served Minnesota and Alaska School Districts as a teacher of Blind and Visually Impaired Students for over 13 years. Very competent and enthused in program development for a wide range of services from instruction, technology, and amazing outreaches for children and youth with a wide range of abilities. Leading others to meet community needs with enhanced opportunities is one of Jordana’s highlights through her fulfilled life as a parent, spouse, community servant and teacher. Enjoying more than 20 years in supervising, developing, and leading camps for children and youth with disabilities around the world. Cristovive.net
Vickie has been working as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired since 2016. Prior to that she was a Rehabilitation Counselor and Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind. As a Blind/Visually Impaired person, Vickie went through the education system in South Carolina with no assistance from a TVI. She learned Braille as an adult, and continues to upgrade her computer skills using JAWS. She believes that all individuals have the ability to learn, and that learning is a process that continues throughout our lives.
Betsey has taught mathematics and computer science as a totally blind professor for 50 years. She is retired but still teaches in the community college system because she is passionate about teaching. She has also taught math and computer skills to blind children and adults and continue to be excited when those she teaches complete tasks they never thought possible. Her hobbies include classical piano, amateur radio and emergency communications. She has even tried her hand at cross country skiing with Ski for Light http://sfl.org.
Marianne is a certified TVI since 2009 and has over 20 years experience working with people who are blind and visually impaired. Her other experiences have included teaching life skills to adults who are visually impaired and a vocational rehabilitation counselor supporting adults in their education and employment goals. She is passionate about braille and technology. She believes that when our students have these skills their employment options are increased immensely.
Her and her husband have hosted high school students from around the world so they can attend high school in the U.S. They are currently hosting their 13th student and 7 of them have been blind or visually impaired.