Career Expo: From College to Blindness Training and Not Living Within 10 Minutes From Home, Meet Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Beth McGarr.

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Show Summary:

State Services for the Blind hosted a Career Expo for high school and college students who are blind, low vision, or DeafBlind.

The event took place on Saturday, April 27.

Throughout the Expo students had the opportunity to:

  • Connect with adults with a vision loss from a variety of professions and careers.
  • Hear from college representatives about what college is like.
  • Learn why diversity matters from an employer’s point of view.
  • Share and learn about assistive technology
  • Sign up for individual informational and/or mock interviews.

In this interview, Jeff Thompson caught up with Beth McGarr:

Beth McGarr

Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Southwest Metro Intermediate District

Before working for SW Metro, Beth worked as a ParaEducator with children who are blind and visually impaired for Denver Public schools. She has degrees in Special Education and Vocal Performance. Before becoming a teacher, she worked as a vocalist and voice teacher. In college, she worked as a strolling opera singer for Macaroni Grill restaurant.

If you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361. To find your State Services in your State you can go to www.AFB.org and search the directory for your agency.

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