Jacinda Danner's PageThursday, December 7, 2023Name: Jacinda Danner, M.Ed.Colony High School Office number: (907) 861-5574My name is Jacinda Danner. I am a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and an Orientation and Mobility Specialist for the Mat-Su Borough School District. I teach children of all ages who have visual impairments, or are who are blind.Recently, I received a great honor: Braille Institute's Braille Teacher of the Year at Univeristy of California, Los Angeles.I received my Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and my Master's Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greely, Colorado. As a Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired, and Orientation and Mobility Specialist since 1991, I teach children of all ages in the Mat-Su Borough School District in Palmer, Alaska.I stay active with activities for the visually impaired throughout the year. I was President of the Alaska AER, the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and a Co-Founder of Camp Abilities Alaska, a sports camp for youth with visual impairments. I received the BP Teacher of Excellence Award in 2006, and do presentations about topics in the field. I have worked with Camp Abilities and other programs for the visually impaired in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, and New York.
Employment 2000-Present Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) Mat-Su Schools Orientation and Mobility Specialist Palmer, Alaska 2011-Present AVISION: Alaska Vision Impairment Services AVISION, LLC - Serving infants, adults with visual impairments statewide - DVR and ILP 1992-2000 Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) Leon Co. Schools Orientation and Mobility Specialist Tallahassee, FL 1992-1997 Summers: Certified Special Education Pre-School Teacher 1991-1992 Certified Special Education Pre-School Teacher Education, Certifications, Licenses 2000- Present Alaska Teacher Certificates: - Teacher of the Visually Impaired - Orientation and Mobility - Special Education 2011- Present AVISION, LLC President, Services for the Visually Impaired 2007 American Sign Language I 2005 University of Northern Colorado M.A. Degree Teaching the Visually Impaired 1991 Florida State University B.S. Degree Education- Visual Impairments Certification Orientation and Mobility Activities and Awards 2017 National Braille Teacher of the Year: Braille Institute 2001- 2015 Camp Abilities: Developmental Sports Camp for Youth with visual impairments - Co- Founder - Vision Specialist - Tandem Biking Specialist 2011- Present AVISION, LLC President 2011 Awarded Alaska Statewide Grant 2011-2012 Serving infants-adults w/ visual impairments statewide 2011 Alaska Infant Learning Program Committee Member Publication: "Visual Impairments: Service Delivery Guidelines: Intervention guidance for service providers and families of young children" Publication: "Complex Medical Needs: Service Delivery Guidelines: Intervention Guidance for service provider and families of young children with complex medical needs" 2003- 2014 AER Alaska, President The Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) - President 2011, 2012 Alaska Braille Challenge Organizer: Alaska Braille reading and writing competition 2006 BP Teacher of Excellence Award 2002-2005 ASSEC Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference -Board member
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