Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pennsylvania special-educator wins national CEC award

Cindy Mock, a teacher whose specialty is children with vision problems, works with Ben Stauffer, 4, in the BCIU Learning Center in Lower Alsace Township.

Teacher Cindy Mock uses muffin tins with tennis balls to help some Pennsylvania preschoolers with visual impairments learn the Braille alphabet. For her creativity, Mock was recently named the CEC Division on Visual Impairments' National Teacher of the Year. "Without her, the kids that have visual impairments wouldn't be where they are," said colleague Megan C. Marnien, who nominated Mock for the award. Reading Eagle Press (Pa.)

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