Services for the visually impaired

We offer training and support for educators, including consultants to address a student's needs, a lending library of hardware, software and other tools, and a network of resources in all areas of resources for students with visual impairments. 


It is the mission of the Kent ISD Visually Impaired staff to expand the knowledge and use of adaptive instruction and assistive technology (AT) within the local districts so all students can learn in a manner which best meets their needs and abilities. Our purpose is to collaborate on teaching and learning, build district capacity and local staff skills, and address students' needs in a timely and cost effective manner.

Who We Are

A team including six Teacher Consultants for the Visually Impaired, four Orientation & Mobility Specialists and a Media Specialist from Kent ISD who work with instructional teams from all local area districts.

Who We Serve

Special Education students with visual impairments in local districts throughout Kent ISD, who require adaptive instructional methods and materials to achieve their educational goals.


Contact Info


Media Center and VI Services Coordinator
  Maria Jimenez 616.365.2393
Orientation & Mobility Specialists
  Michelle Cameron 616.364.1333 x.2516 
  616.364.1333 x.2514 
  Carol Lillie-Dausman       616.364.1333 x.2515 
Teacher Consultants for the Visually Impaired     
  616.364.1333 x.2512
  Joanne Hewartson 616.364.1333 x.2513
  April Makley 616.364.1333 x.4216
  Nancy Ozinga 616.364.1333 x.2522
  Shannon Spettel 616.364.1333 x.2511 
  Mary West 616.364.1333 x.2521


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