Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Maryland School for the Blind

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Maryland School for the Blind

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Michael J. Bina, superintendent of School Programs at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, was recently named the 12th president of the Maryland School for the Blind by its Board of Directors. Dr. Bina succeeds Carl Lancaster, who had been serving as interim president at the Baltimore school since the search process was initiated in the summer of 2007. Mr. Lancaster will remain as interim president until Dr. Bina assumes leadership in August 2008. Dr. Bina has held a number of high-level positions at institutions for the education of people who are blind or visually impaired across the United States. Prior to joining Perkins, Dr. Bina served as vice president for the Metrolina Association for the Blind in Charlotte, North Carolina; president for the Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka, Illinois; and superintendent for the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Indianapolis. In addition, Dr. Bina worked as principal of the Texas School for the Blind, located in Austin; and director of Special Education and as an orientation and mobility instructor and boys and girls swimming, track, and cross-country coach at the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped in Janesville. …

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