Graduate Student in TVI Program Awarded Statewide Scholarship

Emily Griffin smiling with shoulder-length straight blond har.

Emily Griffin ’21 was awarded a scholarship from the NYS Association for the Education and Visually Impaired (NYSAER).

A Dominican College student finishing up her master’s degree in the Teachers for the Blind and credits her sister who has multiple disabilities – including a visual impairment – with being one of the reasons she chose this profession.

“While we were growing up, she was home-schooled, so we always had different therapists and teachers – including teachers of the visually impaired – coming in and I loved how happy she was, how she loved school, and how her teachers knew her so well. That definitely made me want to do the same for someone one day.”

In addition, Emily was inspired by her mom,  who is a teacher of the visually impaired and very passionate about her job. Emily is employed as an itinerant teacher for Eastern Suffolk BOCES, working with students who are visually impaired in a number of different schools.