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Meet KPBSD Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Mrs. Engebretsen and two of her students visit a KPBSD elementary school during Celebraille month!

Mrs. Engebretsen and two of her students visit a KPBSD elementary school during Celebraille month!

Do you have a dream?

 

Meet Jordana Engebretsen, KPBSD teacher of the blind and visually impaired! Mrs. Engebretsen teaches KPBSD students who are blind and visually impaired, and she herself is blind. Jordana organizes community events and outreach in KPBSD schools to aid sighted people learn about braille and blindness. #Celebraille

 

In addition, Jordana has a vision, and serves students with disabilities through summer camps. She entered The 2017 Holman Prize for Blind Ambition competition to expand that service, and Jordana needs your vote by March 7, 2017, to progress in the competition. Winning will help her realize her dream to expand her summer camps for children with disabilities to Iceland and Peru.

Meet Jordana in her 85 second video, and CLICK HERE to vote

I have always want to give to others. Yes, I am blind and mobility impaired, however, I am blessed beyond comprehension. I am alive, able to talk, to touch, to hear, and to think. I have a beautiful family, a strong faith, a job that I like and so much more! I believe what Hellen Keller said, ‘The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision’.

I entered the The 2017 Holman Prize for Blind Ambition competition, which could allow me further my dream to expand camps for children with disabilities if I’m awarded $25,000! I made a video, that needs your popular vote in order to progress to the next level of competition. Yes, I’m blind, and made a video!

I uploaded a YouTube video of my project, and it’s titled “Jordana Engebretsen: Reaching Your Full Potential No Matter Your Ability.”  I want to develop camps in two new locations: Iceland and Peru.

Your help is needed for me to progress, please watch the video and please give it a thumbs up.

I want to give more children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a camp experience. You can check out what I’m currently doing at our website www.cristovive.net. I have developed and led these camps for several years.

Muchas gracias,

Jordana Engebretsen
KPBSD teacher of the blind and visually impaired, TVI, MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIMRR9jrHrE&index=7&list=PLBgTkRMP5uaz784GjDzUKRvog4TSpAwPA

Holman Prize for Blind Ambition

“The Holman Prize is not meant to save the world or congratulate someone for leaving the house. This prize will spark unanticipated accomplishments in the blindness community. You will see blind people doing things that surprise and perhaps even confuse you. These new LightHouse prizes will change perceptions about what blind people are capable of doing.”
 — Bryan Bashin, CEO at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Jordana and vision impaired student

Jordana and KMS ramp 2011

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