Susan Yarbrough, Blindness/Visual Impairment - Florida State University
This fall, Susan Yarbrough will begin her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Special Education - Visual Disabilities at Florida State University. She recently completed three years of teaching at the Tennessee School for the Blind (TSB) in Nashville, where she taught Orientation and Mobility and Expanded Core Curriculum classes to students of all ages and abilities, though Susan has a particular interest in teaching children who are young and/or have multiple impairments. She holds ACVREP COMS certification and state teaching endorsements in special education, including visual impairments, early childhood, and modified curriculum. She has formerly held regular education endorsements in elementary education. At TSB, Susan served as a member of the coaching staff and was the head cheerleading coach for three winning seasons.
Prior to moving to Nashville, Susan earned her M.S. in Special Education - Visual Disabilities at Florida State University, interning in Tallahassee and at Perkins School for the Blind. At Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, Susan studied Inclusive Elementary Education and obtained her B.S. While in high school and college, Susan spent eight summers working at the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, serving in a variety of roles from general counselor to assistant director. Susan enjoys reading a good book, camping with friends, and spending time with her family.