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Welcome to the Department of Field Services

Kansas State School for the Blind Field Services team offers a network of services to support school districts, vision professionals and families throughout the state of Kansas. KSSB is the point of contact for anyone interested in the education of students who have a visual impairment from birth to 21. Field Services representatives are located regionally throughout the state to partner with local education agencies. The contact information for each Field Services Specialist is listed on this page. If you prefer to print a list download the F.

JUDY IMBER (COMS)

Judy Imber wearing a pink sweater over a black shirt. A pink and orange scarf.
ANNA CYR (TSVI/COMS)
Anna Cyr wearing a green shirt and necklace made of linked circles.
MENELY HOGAN (TSVI/COMS)
Menely Hogan wearing a grey shirt.
DEBBIE MOODY (TSVI/COMS)
Debbie Moody wearing a blue collared shirt.
SABRINA McADOO (TSVI/EC)
Sabrina McAdoo wearing a green v-necked shirt.
ERIN KELLY
Erin Kelly wearing a black shirt and a checkered black and white scarf.

AUNDRAYAH SHERMER (TSVI/COMS)
Director of Field Services

Aundrayah Shermer wearing a grey shirt standing in front of a brink wall.

Cell #: 913-209-0986    Office #: 913-305-3016

KSSB Field Service Map divided into six regions.

Caption: Map of Kansas divided into 6 regional sections. 28 Western counties in blue-green, 24 North Central counties in red, 14 South Central counties in blue, 21 Northeast counties in yellow, 16 Southeast counties in green and Wyandotte & Jackson County are brown. Each color is assigned to a specific Field Services Regional Specialist.

The Field Services team is available to provide unique assessments for students who have a visual impairment as well as provide technical assistance and professional development to educational teams at the local level. In addition, the KSSB Field Services team includes Early Childhood and Family Support Specialists, Kansas Deaf-Blind Project, Kansas Instructional Resource Center, KanLovKids regional and statewide Low Vision Clinics, and KSDE-TASN Pre-Service TSVI/COMS project to help recruit and retain vision professional in the field.

How Can We Partner with You?

KSSB Field Service is a statewide resource for schools and families with a child who has a visual impairment, including those with additional needs and/or deaf-blindness. Many of the resources are available free of charge to your district, however a nominal fee is charged for some services and when direct services are provided for unique situations in high need areas. A KSSB Price List is available for you to reveiw.  If in need of support, use the Request for Services Button below.

Assessment Services:

Functional Vision Assessment: to determine the student’s ability to use his or her vision in a variety of settings and describe the impact of vision loss on learning. Included in the FVA is instructional and environmental modifications, accommodations and suggestions related to specialized instruction.

Learning Media Assessment: to determine the most effective learning medium for literacy and communication. Recommendations include appropriate formats for instruction such as print, auditory, tactual, digital or a combination.

Orientation & Mobility Assessment: evaluates the ability to travel safely in both familiar and unfamiliar home, school and community environments.

Assistive Technology Assessment: completed to determine accessibility of provided instructional materials and the most effective mainstream or assistive technology needed to access the educational curriculum.

Community of Practice:

Field Services Representatives facilitate regional Community of Practice Collaborative Seminars for Teachers of Students who have Visual Impairments, O&M Specialists, Para-educators or Braillists.

Technical Assistance:

Field Services representatives provide on-site or web-based technical assistance for special educators, classroom teachers, administrators and others working with a student who has a visual impairment.

Training Opportunities:

Field Services representatives collaborate with the Deaf-Blind Project and KIRC to host the annual Vision Symposium and trainings related to effective instructional practices which support students’ learning/sensory needs. The trainings are offered throughout the calendar year with focus on both the core and expanded core curriculum. To view upcoming events, see the Events section.

Sponsor Signature Events:

Field Services representatives assist with Regional Braille Challenges, Boys & Girls Weekend Events and Extended School Year summer programs which are offered annually to support the needs of students who have a visual impairment throughout the state of Kansas.

Need a Service Provider?

Locating a service provider in the certification area of visual impairment, orientation and mobility or deaf-blindness can be challenging. KSSB is willing to assist your school district to identify a service provider through the Kansas TSVI/COMS Preparation and Mentorship project. This project supports the training of educators to become certified as teachers of students who are blind or have a visual impairment or certified orientation and mobility specialists through finances and mentoring.

Download the Field Service Map in PDF

Field Services Map jpg File

Review the KSSB Services and Price List 19-20 – docx for current cost for services requested.

KYLIE KILMER (TSVI/COMS)
Kylie Kilmer wearing a maroon shirt.
MOLLY REARDON (TSVI)
Molly Reardon wearing a white short sleeved shirt.
PAM ARBEITER (TSVI/COMS)
Pam Arbieter wearing a black jacket and a black and white scarf.
JULIE ITUARTE (TSVI/COMS)
Julie Ituarte wearing a blue and white shirt.
SUSAN THREINEN (TSVI/EC)
Susan Threinen wearing a dark blue short sleeve collared shirt.
BOB TAYLOR
Bob Taylor wearing a maroon shirt and a blue jacket.

Employment Opportunities

Join our Team! KSSB needs caring and dependable people to help serve our students. 

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