Serving grades sixth through twelve, the Education department includes a variety of staff to support and provide instruction to students attending the Irwin school programs.  The Irwin school at WSSB provides a learning environment for blind and low vision students to help them achieve their individualized goals and meet the requirements of a comprehensive school program.  Staff work closely to address individualized and school-wide needs and are responsive to the needs of students and interests.  Education staff include content specialists trained in working with blind and low vision students, braille certified teachers and paraprofessionals, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other staff to provide individualized instruction to meet the needs of students.  Our mission is to empower blind and low vision individuals to reach their full potential.       

Education Team

A younger 30’s portrait of Sean McCormick smiling brightly with a pink shirt and brown hair.

Sean McCormick

Director of On-Campus Education (Principal)


Jennifer’s headshot taken on a sunny morning with an excited smile wearing a black/white suit and a shimmery musical broach.

Jennifer Langley

Associate Director of On-Campus Education


Christa Chandler, a freckly female with brown hair and eyes, with large toothy smile!

Christa Chandler

School/Residential Secretary


Lisa “Elle” Horton, a woman in her mid 20’s with hazel eyes and long blonde hair that is curled, smiling happily wearing a black knit sweater.

Lisa "Elle" Horton

School Secretary

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RaeJean, a lady with long honey blonde hair in a brown tweed jacket, gently smiling.

RaeJean Hendricks

School Social Worker/Counselor


Middle aged woman with dark hair and eyes, , smiling while holding her glasses, standing in front of flowers.

Adrienne Fernandez

Recreation/Volunteer Coordinator


Pat Wilber: Brunette hair, wearing glasses with a smile emanating from their eyes and ending with their mouth.

Pat Wilber

TVI, Liaison for off campus programs


Billie Jo Thomas School Psychologist/Counselor smiling outside

Billie Jo Thomas

School Psychologist/Counselor


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Ashlee Young

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Julie Halker

Occupational Therapist

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Wayne Oshiro, a guy in front of green plants, blue polo shirt dark hair smiling.

Wayne Oshiro

TVI, Short Course



Headshot of Amanda Rodda with blue hair, blue sparkle glasses and a grey polo shirt with yellow WSSB lion logo on the pocket.

Amanda Rodda

TVI, Math (STEM)


A headshot of Shane in front of a brick wall.

Shane Dittmar

TVI, Music


Ashley Woodruff, a young woman with long brown/red hair, wearing a maroon shirt, and smiling at the camera.

Ashley Woodruff

TVI, Orientation and Mobility

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Emily owens, A woman  with short brownish hair wearing a maroon jacket gently smiling at the camera

Emily Owens

TVI, Science


woman with straight mid length  dirty blond hair who is wearing a royal blue shirt with hazel eyes.

Jennifer Butcher

TVI, Physical Education


Doug Trimble, a middle aged male with short graying hair smiling wearing black shirt with the WSSB logo.

Doug Trimble

TVI/Orientation and Mobility


Classroom and Instructional Support Techs

Gretchen Gianotti, she has  light medium length  hair and a happy smile. She is wearing a sunny yellow sweater and blue dress.

Gretchen Gianotti

Instructional and Classroom Support Tech

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Michelle Doherty, a middle-aged woman with short brown hair smiling joyfully.

Michelle Doherty

Instructional and Classroom Support Tech


Rahel Tefera: Shoulder slightly to the side, looking straight forward with smile.

Rahel Tefera

Classroom and Instructional Support Tech

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Lief Barnes, a 45 year old male with shaved head, short beard, blue eyes, and a smile.

Lief Barnes

Classroom and Instructional Support Tech

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Jared is wearing a black button up, looking at the camera with a subtle smile, a tattoo peeking out from the top of the shirt

Jared Miller-Price

Classroom and Instructional Support Tech

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Joanna McCaffrey, a woman that is smiling, wearing glasses with beautiful long brown hair with a hint of caramel highlights.

Joanna McCaffrey

Classroom and Instructional Support Tech

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Headshot of John Lay

John lay

Classroom and Instructional Support Tech, Physical Education

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Chris Curatolo, a woman with short gray hair, glass, and inviting smile.

Chris Curatolo

Classroom and Instructional Support Tech

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Joe Pyles, a light skin man wearing sunglasses and pink floyd tie. Holding white cane.

Joe Pyles

Classroom and Instructional Support Tech

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Autumn Sellers, smiling middle aged woman with shoulder length brown hair standing in front of a shrub with green leaves.

Autumn Sellers

Classroom and Instructional Support Tech

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