NMSBVI Annual Report
Dear NMSBVI Family and Partners,
This report shows the breadth of services that NMSBVI provided to the children with vision impairments or blindness in the state of New Mexico during the 2022-2023 school year. We continue to try to reach as many students with blindness or visual impairments in the state as possible. We not only have two school campuses, but we also provide statewide services through our Outreach and Birth-3 Departments.
One initiative that NMSBVI implemented during the 2022-2023 school year was to increase the services that we can provide to students throughout the state who do not attend one of our schools. We held 7 Low Vision Clinics around the state, hosted Expanded Core Curriculum Skill Booster Saturday activities, increased our summer camps, and provided Pre-employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to students between 14 and 22 years of age. NMSBVI also provides free or low-cost professional development for educators throughout the state.
NMSBVI had 43 students attending our Alamogordo Campus and 66 students attending our Albuquerque Campus. Those students participated in academic programming and the Expanded Core Curriculum along with a variety of extra-curricular activities including a fall festival, strategic games club, goalball sporting events, music lessons, talent shows, adaptive skiing, and more. Our goal is to provide an education that is rich with experiences and learning.
NMSBVI is grateful to our many partners and stakeholders. The funding that NMSBVI receives is used to support our two campuses as well as our many statewide programs that serve the children of New Mexico with vision impairments and blindness from birth to 22 years of age throughout the state. The support we receive assists NMSBVI in achieving our mission to be “an innovative leader and unifying entity in the field of educating students birth-high school who are blind or visually impaired”. NMSBVI is a unique community filled with passionate, committed, creative experts who strive to do everything to support student success. Our students and families are an inspiration to us and play a huge part in our NMSBVI community. I am proud to be a part of this!
Thank you and join us in celebrating our students!
Patricia Beecher, NMSBVI Superintendent