About The Teacher

NAME: Mrs. Kathy Michael

SCHOOL: Mrs. Michael's Visual Impairments Resources, LLC


SCHOOL PHONE: 658-7298, 936-3747

About The Teacher

Mrs. Michael is a 40 year veteran in the education field who has earned 30+ hours 
above a Master of Education degree. She has worked with students ages 3 to 23. 
Mrs. Michael has teacher certifications in art for grades K to twelve (she's also 
an artist), Visual Impairments-Blind and partially sighted for grades K to twelve 
(she reads braille fluently) and teaching reading for grades K to twelve. She 
currently acts as specialist and consultant for students with visual impairments, 
a consultant for teachers of students with multiple disabilities who have students 
with visual impairments in their classrooms and a consultant for technology for 
students with visual impairments/multiple disabilities. She volunteers to work 
with former students and currently volunteers with visually impaired children in 
the Zachary Community Schools
She has experience in working with children with varied exceptionalities and 
learning differences--which is her area of expertise, especially in the area of 
reading and TEACHING THE WAY A CHILD LEARNS. She has taught children with autism, 
dyslexia, orthopedic impairments, developmental delays, special talents and other 
differences which may or may not accompany visual impairments. She has taught in 
Tangipahoa Parish, the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, Hillsborough 
County Schools in Florida and East Baton Rouge Parish. She once had a class of 
deaf-blind children. While in the school system, each summer Mrs. Michael worked 
with children with varied exceptionalities for the Extended School Year program 
with a particular interest in learning differences and autism.
Mrs. Michael is also certified in reading remediation, supervision of student 
teachers and child search coordination. Because of her students with multiple 
disabilities, Mrs. Michael is also familiar with a bit of sign language and sign 
language modification. She owns Mrs. Kathy's Kids Visual Impairments Resource, 
 Mrs. Michael's  main web site URL: http://www.kathyskids.org and the 
Mrs. Michael's blog URL http://mskathyskids.blogspot.com/.
Look for the group “Ms. Kathy’s Kids” on Facebook.
Mrs. Michael is married to Mr. Michael for ten years. She has one daughter named 
Adrianne, two stepdaughters named Nicole and Angel and two grandsons-- Ezra and 
Outside of school, Mrs. Michael volunteers to work in children's ministry as a 
Sunday school teacher for seven- and eight-year-olds, a Children's church teacher 
for four- and five-year-olds and a Girl Scout Leader (life member) for five- to 
eight-year-olds in a combination Daisy/Brownie Girl Scout Troop. 
She also volunteers with Mr. Michael--which is how the couple met-- in the 
Louisiana Chapter of the Kairos Prison Ministry International which serves the 
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and has been a mentor in the Second Chance 
mentoring program which helps East Baton Rouge Parish prison residents.

Mrs. Michael's Mission

Blindness, whether total or partial, is no excuse for not succeeding. Our children 
with visual impairments will have to do things differently to accomplish the same 
goals as sighted children but they WILL accomplish the same goals. The class mission 
is to accomplish independence and productive citizenship.