GVEST 2019

Focus on Success

Zel Murray

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

Chris Maniscalco

Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Gilmer County Schools

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Jim Downs

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


Heidi Evans

Director, Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services (GA PINES)

Shirley Robinson

Statewide Blind Services Coordinator, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

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Elaine Thagard, Ed.D.

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

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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


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Mellisa Dawn Day

Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Instructional Support, Georgia Academy for the Blind


Tara Nelson Bowie

Coordinator of Vision Services, Northeast Georgia RESA

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2018 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