Mary was born and grew up in Nebraska City, NE. She attended Peru State College where she received her BS in Sociology/Social Sciences, and a BA in Education. After living in Kansas City, MO and Omaha, NE she returned to Nebraska City and started working at the Nebraska School for the Visually Handicapped (NSVH) in 1982 as a dorm assistant, para educator and substitute teacher. In 1986 Mary began teaching full time at NSVH. She received her endorsement as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired in 1998, added an endorsement of Transition Specialist in 2006, and a Master’s degree in Special Education in 2008 from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Mary is currently teaching at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI) where she has been employed for 32 years.
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
800-826-4355 (ext. 219)