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Maryland School for the Blind Paraprofessional honored with national award

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Lori Adamo, a Paraeducator at The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB), has been named the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB) 2019 Outstanding Paraprofessional for Students with Visual Impairments.

Annually, the organization recognizes the contributions of remarkable individuals nationally who work with students who are blind or visually impaired. The winners are chosen by Principals of Schools for the Blind from across the country.

Adamo, a graduate of Stevenson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education and Psychology), has been on the staff at MSB since 2006, serving as a Paraeducator in the early learning program. She works with both disabled and non-disabled children from 3-5 years of age.

She was unanimously nominated for the award by members of the MSB education staff for her dedication to her students and their families and for exceeding the expectations of the job. Over the past 13 years, she has been a leader and mentor to her peers and has taken on additional responsibilities at the school, often doing extra work in her personal time.

Adamo is a member of several professional organizations including the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind (AER), Maryland/DC Chapter. She also holds many professional certifications in the education and healthcare field, including a medical technician certification through the Maryland State Board of Nursing. She is a respite care provider for families who have children with disabilities, providing expertise and support.

According to Mr. W. Robert Hair, MSB Superintendent, “We are very proud of Ms. Adamo and are fortunate to have her on the staff at MSB. She is dedicated to our students and our mission and is most deserving of this recognition.”

Adamo will receive her award at the COSB Institute Awards in Louisville, Kentucky on October 9, 2019. She is a resident of Bel Air, Maryland.

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