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The purpose of the Visual Impairments Department is to provide itinerant support, consultative, and direct services to students with a clinically diagnosed visual impairment that functionally interferes with the student's access to the educational program.


Services are provided in two areas by specifically trained educators:

  • Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments - provides instruction in support of the academic and extra-curricular needs of students.
  • Orientation and Mobility Specialist - provides instruction in techniques of safe and efficient travel addressing the implications of a visual impairment on independence.


Mariah Sterling
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
641-682-8591 Ext. 5528 Ottumwa Office

Jill Mahaffy-Nally
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
319-753-6561 Ext. 1206 Burlington Office

Joyce Maddox
Orientation Mobility Specialist
641-682-8591 Ext. 5356 Ottumwa Office

Lori Brown
Orientation Mobility Specialist
319-753-6561 Ext. 1291 Burlington Office

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