Business, Education

Louis Smith appointed to Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind

BALTIMORE, MD—Louis Smith has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind as of December 1, 2022.

Smith, a 1975 graduate of The Maryland School for the Blind, currently serves as President of the school’s Alumni Association. He received a BA in Music Education from Towson University in 1981 and a Master’s in Psychology/Rehabilitation Counseling from TU in 1986.

Smith began his career with the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services, in 1984 as a rehabilitation teacher, instructing newly blinded adults in skills including braille, orientation and mobility and adaptive methods for telling time. He has worked for the division as a case manager, technology instructor, and career education instructor.

Since 2016, Smith has worked for the Maryland Department of Information Technology as a computer help desk technician, specializing in access technology.

He and his wife, Wendy, are residents of Parkville, Maryland.

According to W. Robert Hair, MSB Superintendent and CEO, “We are excited to welcome Lou to MSB’s Board of Directors, especially given his extensive history with our school and his experience working with blind and low vision individuals.”

MSB is a private, statewide resource center providing outreach, educational and residential programs to youth from infancy to age 21 from throughout all 24 Maryland jurisdictions. The school serves students with blindness or low vision throughout their unique educational journey.

Please follow and like us: