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CHARLES E. KLOCKO
cklocko@scsdb.org

EDUCATION:

Master of Arts, Orientation and Mobility –Western Michigan University, 1978

Bachelor of Science, Special Education: Visually Impaired -- Western Michigan University, 1975

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Adjunct Professor University of South Carolina Upstate—2004- present

Orientation Mobility Specialist, South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, Spartanburg, South Carolina  August, 1979-present

Itinerant Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Fulton County Board of Education, Wauseon, Ohio, August 1975-1977

 

CERTIFICATION:

South Carolina State Board of Education, Teaching Credential: Professional Certificate, Masters Degree: Areas of Certification-Elementary Education K-8 and Special Education (Visually Impaired)

Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Expires December 2012.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION:

Member, Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Member of Southeastern Orientation and Mobility Association

Member of South Carolina Education Association

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Curriculum development, SCSB, Age Appropriate Skills for O&M

Checklist of environmental concepts, SCSB Coordinator for annual White Cane Safety Day/Disabilities Awareness Day

Partners of the Americas, 1983. Assisted in the development of a program for Visually impaired in Cali, Columbia, South America.

Committee member for Palmetto Trail in Spartanburg County

Mayor’s committee member making Spartanburg a pedestrian friendly city

Published an article in “Howe’s Now” Spring, 2007

Member of SCSDB Safety committee, renovations of Walker Hall for the Visually Impaired

Presenter at Vision Summit, 2007

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

In-service to various Upstate schools on how to assist children with visual impairments

Presenter at Community service groups (Lion’s Clubs, Breakfast Optimist Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Ruritian Clubs)

Presenter at Community Churches

Participant in State AER convention

Annual presenter at SCSB Alumni Weekend