Future Reflections Fall 1991

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                                by Sharon Maneki

Editor's Note: Sharon Maneki is President of the National Federation of the

Blind of Maryland. She also chairs the committee to select the Distinguished

Educator of Blind Children for 1992.

     The National Federation of the Blind will recognize an outstanding teacher

of blind children at our 1992 convention June 29 to July 5, in Charlotte, North

Carolina. The winner of this award will receive an expense-paid trip to the

convention, a check for $500, an appropriate plaque at the banquet, and an

opportunity to make a presentation about the education of blind children to the

National Federation of the Blind Parents of Blind Children Division early in the


     Anyone who is currently teaching or counseling blind children or

administering a program for blind children is eligible to receive this award. It

is not necessary to be a member of the National Federation of the Blind to

apply. However, the winner must attend the national convention. Teachers may be

nominated by colleagues, supervisors, or friends. The letter of nomination

should explain why the teacher is being recommended for this award.

     The education of blind children is one of our most important concerns.

Attendance at a National Federation of the Blind convention will enrich a

teacher's experience by affording the opportunity to meet other teachers who

work with blind children, to meet parents, and to meet blind adults who have had

experiences in a variety of educational programs. Help us recognize a

distinguished teacher by distributing this form and encouraging teachers to

submit their credentials. We are pleased to offer this award and look forward to

applications from many well-qualified educators.
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