ILLINOIS EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD FOR 2017
The Illinois Excellence in Education Award has been designed to acknowledge the work and dedication of an educator
who has positively impacted the lives of persons with visual impairments as well as the profession in Illinois.
Kirstin began her career as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist upon her graduation from
Western Michigan University in December 2003, the first year DuPage/West Cook was managed by SASED.
Kirstin has been a strong force in driving the orientation and mobility program to solid accountability.
She began by modifying the New Mexico School for the Blind inventory and has continued to refine the assessments
to be able to provide progress monitoring information as well as data across time.