For Parents, School Districts’ and Transportation Providers:
SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION RELATED TO PAPAL VISIT
(NEW INFORMATION as of 9/17/15)
•Overbrook now closed for students and staff on Thursday, September 24, 2015
•Overbrook closed for students and staff on Friday, September 25, 2015
•Overbrook now closed for students and staff on Monday, September 28, 2015
•Overbrook now OPEN for students and staff on Monday, April 4, 2015
Overbrook will be open for a full day of school on June 16, 2015.
We will not be following a half day schedule.
Several OSB staff and administrators attended/presented at the 2015 Penn-Del AER Conference in Harrisburg, PA.
1. Kelly Lauer, during her presentation entitled, “Strategies for using Smart Boards with students who are blind or visually impaired.”
2. Susan Vaughan, during her presentation entitled, “Strategies for using Smart Boards with students who are blind or visually impaired.”
3. An Overbrook staff member holds a bumper sticker proclaiming, “CAUTION! DRIVER READS BRAILLE.”
4. Four Overbrook staff members pose for a photo between sessions.
5. A significant aspect of this conference was to honor Kutztown University for 50+ years of providing service. This Overbrook employee wears a small sign identifying him as a “Kutztown Wannabe.” Alas, this poor soul attended college elsewhere!
After the cold winter, the beautiful flowers of April are a welcome sight on campus.
1. The magnolia tree is in full bloom in the west cloister.
2. Two yellow tulips are in full bloom and eight purple tulips are almost in full bloom.
3. Two pink blossoms from a tree near the aquatic center are in full bloom against a partly cloudy sky.
4. A single pink tulip with feathery textured edges almost completely fills this photo.
5. A pinkish-purple tree blossom is in front of the southeast tower of the main building.
Our athletic teams are dedicated, hard-working, and committed. The Goal Ball season has been great. Here are some photos from Men’s Practice and a Goal Ball Scrimmage. Go Huskies.
On Tuesday, March 17, the mens’ goalball team practiced in the fieldhouse gym for the upcoming tournament.
See more here
Overbrook Student Wrestler participates in a local Tournament
Overbrook is incredibly proud of their Early Childhood Student, Danny, who participated in the Haverford Youth Wrestling Tournament on February 8, 2015. He was AWESOME!
Our sports teams love competition and they are also dedicated to practice after school. Our coaches give their time, energy, and dedication to make our students understand teamwork and excellence.
See photos of our athletes here.
On Thursday, November 20, The White Hall Academy students hosted their families to a delicious, home-made Thanksgiving meal. The students worked all week to plan, shop for and cook the meal. There were over 40 people who enjoyed the feast that evening.
See photos here on Flickr.
Position: Teacher Department: Elementary
Status: Full Time 10 Months Instructional
32.5 hrs per week
BS Degree in Visually Impaired and PA Teaching Certificate. Special Ed Degree will be considered. Experience working with ages 5-12 years of age with Visual Impairment and multiple disabilities.
Summary Of Duties:
Develop and implement IEP (Individual Education Plan) for each student, based upon assessment of student’s and needs. Develop classroom goals and objectives which reflect the IEP. Provide written lesson plans for coordinators’ approval on a weekly basis. Determine age appropriate curricula and modify to suit individual goals, and provide specially designed instruction on an individual basis when required.
Organize collection of student data. Develop and/or implement discipline or behavior goals/plans for students. Complete report cards or progress reports as required. Communicates with parents/ others about child progress.
Overbrook School Blind Human Resources/ October 11, 2014
For Immediate Release
September 17, 2014
Media Contact: Gloria Pfeiffer,
Gloria@obs.org or (215) 290-6405
NEW MEMBER ELECTED TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT OVERBROOK SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND (OSB)
Philadelphia, PA: Gerald Kitzhoffer, Director of Overbrook School for the Blind, today announced the appointment of a new member to the school’s Board of Trustees.
Ms. Emmeline Hunter Vander Zwagg (“Emmy”) has had multifaceted experiences in the not-for-profit sector including finance, arts administration, editing, small business management, and capital campaign fundraising for educational, visual arts and religious institutions. Her most recent positions have been with The Baldwin School and have included serving as Director of Research, Director of Leadership Development, and Major Gifts Officer. Previously she served as Director of Development for Main Line Arts Center and held management positions with several literary organizations and a commercial banking institution.
She is a graduate of The Baldwin School and Mount Holyoke College and hold a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University. Her term on the Overbrook School for the Blind Board of Trustees will be for three years to May of 2017.
About Overbrook School for the Blind: Overbrook School for the Blind offers a variety of programs for children of different ages and abilities. Since 1832, Overbrook has been developing and delivering education that enhances the options available for persons with visual impairment and other challenges so that they have the greatest opportunity to experience active and fulfilling lives. In addition to a full academic program, Overbrook students receive special training and participate in different activities that are important to the development of children with blindness or visual impairment. This includes orientation and mobility, daily living skills, assistive technology, music, art and a full sports program.
For more information about Overbrook School for the Blind, visit www.obs.org or call (215) 877-0313.