Zel Murray

Outreach Vision Consultant, Smokey Powell Center for Assistive Technology, Georgia Academy for the Blind

Cindy Alligood

Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Georgia Academy for the Blind

Mark Armstrong

Senior Adult Program Specialist, Helen Keller National Center

Elaine Thagard, Ed.D.

Education Program Specialist, Vision Impairment (retired), Georgia Department of Education

Martha Veto

Project Coordinator

Georgia Sensory Assistance Project, University of Georgia

Toni Prahl

Outreach Vision Consultant,

Smokey Powell Center for Assistive Technology, Georgia Academy for the Blind


Annette Murphy

Education Program Specialist, Georgia Department of Education

Jim Downs

Consultant, Smokey Powell Center for Assistive Technology, Georgia Academy for the Blind


Chris Davis, Ph.D., NBCT

Program Manager, Middle Georgia RESA

2017 GVEST Planning Committee

About Us

The Georgia Vision Educators Statewide Training is a cooperative effort of:
  • Georgia Department of Education
  • Georgia Academy for the Blind
  • Georgia AER
  • Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
  • Georgia Sensory Assistance Project
  • American Printing House for the Blind