Davies High School special education teacher Julie Anderson, who serves the visually impaired, received the AER Friends of Vision Award at the Dakota AER Conference held last week in Grand Forks. AER is the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired; its mission is to suppport professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments.
Julie’s award is given to a person from North Dakota or South Dakota who has made significant contributions to those who are visually impaired. In addition to going above and beyond for her FPS students, Julie, a UND instructor since 2000, has also been preparing teachers from all over the US and Canada to teach the visually impaired. She is currently the vice president of the North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation, and founded a card contest for students who are visually impaired in the state of North Dakota.