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Robert Lee Speer, Jr.
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
Vision Outreach Services
355 Cedar Springs Rd.
Spartanburg, S. C. 29302

Education

Master of Science Educational Technology, Nova Southeastern University, 2003

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, University of South Carolina Spartanburg, 1983

Professional Experience

  • Summer 2007  
    USC Upstate Spartanburg, S.C.  Adjunct Professor, Access Technology for Teachers of Students who are Visually Impaired - SVIP 712
  • 2006-Present   
    SCSDB Vision Outreach Spartanburg, S.C. Access Technology Specialist and Teacher of the Visually Impaired
  • Summer 2003-2006 
    USC Upstate Spartanburg, S.C. Adjunct Professor Access Technology for Teachers of Students who are Visually Impaired - SVIP 712
  • 1998-2006 
    SCSDB Spartanburg, S.C. High school resource room instructor for the S.C. School for the Blind's mainstream program.

Licenses and Certifications

  • State of South Carolina Teaching Certificate
  • Sign Language Level Survival Plus
  • PADI SCUBA DiverAdvanced and Enriched Air

Professional Organizations

  • South Carolina Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • South Carolina Education Association
  • Board member of the South Carolina Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2003 - present
  • Serve on the SCSDB Assistive Technology Committee, 2002 - present
  • Newsletter editor for the South Carolina Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1999 - 2002

Articles Published

  • A Speer Tip, 2006 (2007) Vol. 38 #2. RE:view: A regular-Lee featured contributor
  • A Handy Solution, Spring, 2003. RE:view
  • No Dither, No Bother for This BNS Scholar (renamed by the publisher), Winter, 2000. RE:view
  • Lee Speer Heads the Way for Some to See What Others Say (renamed by the publisher), Winter, 1999. RE:view

Grants and Awards

  • NFB Educator of the Year, 2005
  • Sam's Club #8142, Teacher of the Year, 2003
  • SCAER Spirit Award, 2001
  • USC-Upstate Alumni of the Year, Department of Education, 1993

Presentations

  • Book Port presenter at SCAER Conference, 3 February 2006
  • Assisted with Braille 'n Speak presentations (2) at SCAER Conference, 2 and 3 February 2006
  • Book Port Workshop, SCSB Outreach, Columbia, S.C., 19 May 2005
  • Book Port Workshop, State Vision Services, Columbia, S.C., 6 May 2005
  • Vision Summit: Teacher panel - Columbia, S.C., 18 March 2005
  • Consulted with Dr. Miller from Converse College (with Clay Jeffcoat) about adaptive equipment, training and considerations in having a student with a visual impairment(Summer, 2004)
  • Presented to a Group (With Marty McKenzie and Clay Jeffcoat) from Mecklenburg School District, North Carolina
  • Vision Summit: Computer Accessibility and Vision Specific Software, 18 March 2004
  • SCSB Summer Camp, Braille ‘n Speak Instructor, June 2003
  • Braille 'n Speak 202 Workshop, Columbia, S.C. 11 April 2003
  • Using Microsoft Word to Create Tactile Graphics, Columbia, S.C., November 2003
  • Braille 'n Speak 101 Workshop, Columbia, S.C., 20 May 2002
  • SCAER Tactile Graphic Workshop, Columbia, S.C., 14 March 2002
  • Tactile Graphics 101 Workshop, Columbia, S.C., 22 February 2002
  • Fall Meeting: Nebraska Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the
  • Blind and Visually Impaired, Access Technology for Students with Visual
  • Impairments: Co-featured conference presenter, 26 - 27 October 2000

Other

  • Webmaster for World Goalball Championships - Summer 2006
  • Brailled Nemeth code math challenge test for Converse College (Sept. 2004)
  • Maintains a website that has useful information and links for teachers of the visually impaired, July 2003 - present.    

http://webpages.charter.net/lspeer