Lauren Eckman, the 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 18) in McAllister Hall auditorium at Berry College.
Eckman's speech, "Imagine the Possibilities," will share her philosophy and practice as she works to reach every child and empower them to succeed. She is a teacher of the blind and visually impaired at the Georgia Academy for the Blind, where she teaches high school English language arts and transition courses. She works diligently to empower her students to achieve their highest levels of independence by aiding them in the acquisition of reading, writing, research and analytical skills in the traditional curriculum. Eckman assists her students in the development of self-advocacy, as well as social and daily living skills in the Expanded Core Curriculum, which is a prescription of specialized courses designed to provide compensatory skills to individuals with visual impairments.
This event is free and open to the public.
Prepared by Student Public Relations Assistant Katherine McDonald.