Nicholas Trotter - Visual Impairment - Florida State University
Nicholas Trotter is a certified teacher of students with visual impairments. Over the last three years, Nicholas has served as an itinerant teacher of students with visual impairments in Sumner County, Tennessee. He provided instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum to students in grades pre-K through eight throughout the school system. Prior to his experience in Sumner County, Nicholas taught physical education for students in grades pre-K through twelve and high school wellness at the Tennessee School for the Blind (TSB) for four years. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at TSB, Nicholas coached wrestling and goalball.
While teaching and coaching at TSB, Nicholas earned his M.Ed. in Special Education – Visual Disabilities at Vanderbilt University. He received a B.S. in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Wellness from Tennessee Technological University. Nicholas completed the certification program in Orientation and Mobility at Stephen F. Austin State University. During the summer of 2015, Nicholas worked with the Texas Department of Assistive Rehabilitative Services DREAM Program teaching Expanded Core Curriculum skills to high school students and recent graduates with visual impairments. He volunteered as a coach at Camp Abilities Long Island in 2012 and 2013. His professional interests include adapted sports, orientation and mobility, and outcomes for young braille readers in general education classrooms. During the Fall 2016 semester, Nicholas will begin a Ph.D. program at Florida State University in Curriculum and Instruction in Special Education – Visual Disabilities.