Westport native wins national award for teaching blind students

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The National Principals of Schools for the Blind (POSB) has named Wendy Buckley, Perkins assistive technology specialist and teacher, "Outstanding Teacher of Students Who Are Blind/Multiply Impaired.”

The award was presented last month at the Council of Schools for the Blind annual banquet and awards ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky

Ms. Buckley grew up in Westport, where her parents, David L. Buckley Jr. and Louise A. Buckley, still reside. She began working at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown in 1976 and has pursued a career as a child care worker, a sign language training coordinator, and, most recently, helping students who are deaf, blind or multiply disabled use technology to assist them in learning and daily living skills.

Ms. Buckley also teaches at the Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education, part of UMass Boston’s Vision Studies Program.

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