NMSBVI Annual Report
Dear NMSBVI Family and Partners,
This report shows the breadth of services that NMSBVI provided to the children and youths with vision impairments or blindness in the state of New Mexico during the 2021-2022 school year. This school year was a celebrated return to in-person learning, which is the most effective form of learning for our student population. NMSBVI was acutely aware of the impacts that the pandemic had on our students’ learning and emotional well-being. NMSBVI staff prioritized individual student learning as well as social-emotional support. NMSBVI adopted a social-emotional curriculum as well as new academic curricula as part of these priorities. We also increased supports from our social workers and psychologist.
Though the year continued to show us challenges, we celebrate our many triumphs by showcasing our programs, our students, and our many initiatives, which include research projects, parent and educator state-wide trainings, and extra-curricular experiences. These pages will show examples of the depth and breadth of our programming for New Mexico students with vision impairments/blindness and their families and educators.
NMSBVI is grateful to our many partners and stakeholders. The funding that NMSBVI receives is used to support our two campuses as well as our many statewide programs that serve the children of New Mexico with vision impairments and blindness from birth to 22 years of age throughout the state. The support we receive assists NMSBVI in achieving our mission to be “an innovative leader and unifying entity in the field of educating students birth-high school who are blind or visually impaired.” NMSBVI is a unique community filled with passionate, committed, creative experts who strive to do everything to support student success. Our students and families are an inspiration to us and play a huge part in our NMSBVI community. I am proud to be a part of this!
Thank you and join us in celebrating our students!
Patricia Beecher, NMSBVI Superintendent