Janet Anderson joined A Shared Vision in May 2018 after a 31-year career at Aurora Public Schools as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI) and an Orientation & Mobility Specialist.
Janet especially enjoys teaching braille. “Braille is an interesting code and it brings literacy to children with visual impairment. I love reading and writing and want to share that love with children by teaching braille,” explains Janet. She also has a passion for teaching young children and teaching children with deaf-blindness because “it’s amazing to watch how children learn. Young children bring freshness, sweetness and humor to life.”
“I recently reunited with a former student,” says Janet. “He is now a successful student adviser at the college level and he thanked me for teaching him the skills necessary to be independent. He also thanked me for my support and guidance through the years. I believe that communicating and demonstrating positivity, balance, collaboration and respect were instrumental in this success story.”
In May 2018 Janet won the Colorado Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired’s (CAER) Lifetime Achievement Award for her generous heart, deep expertise, and amazing commitment and service to students with visual impairments and their families. A Shared Vision is proud to have her in our family!