COSB to Honor Dedicated Professionals at Award Ceremony This Fall

Thank you to all who nominated a deserving professional for our COSB and POSB Awards. COSB is proud to honor these special leaders who truly demonstrate excellence, compassion and innovation, and who have demonstrated superior leadership by making significant contributions in service to our field.

Awards will be presented at the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB) Leadership Institute Awards Banquet at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

2019 COSB Principal/Director of the Year Award

Tanya Armstrong – Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI)

2019 COSB Champion Award

Intellectyx, Inc.Raj Joseph, CEO

2019 POSB Awards

Outstanding Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Kristin Applebee – Georgia Academy for the Blind

Outstanding Teacher of Students who are Blind/Multiply Impaired

Julie Conner – The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind

Outstanding Residential Life Staff Member who is Currently Working with Blind or Visually Impaired School Age Children

Mark Raetzman – Washington State School for the Blind

Outstanding Paraprofessional who is Currently Working with Blind or Visually Impaired School Age Children

Lori Adamo – The Maryland School for the Blind

Outstanding Related Services Provider

Jennifer Pelletier – Minnesota State Academy for the Blind

Outstanding Provider of Outreach Services

Joe Dlugo – Washington State School for the Blind

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Didn’t nominate anyone this year? Get Inspired! Watch this video to learn more about Bill English and the William H. English Leadership Award!