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Emily Coleman Named to Succeed William Daugherty as TSBVI Superintendent

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) in Austin, Texas, formally announces that the TSBVI Board of Trustees has selected Emily Coleman as the incoming Superintendent to succeed Superintendent William Daugherty who will be retiring in August after 12 years of leading the school. Ms. Coleman is currently serving as TSBVI’s Director of Statewide Outreach, and will become the first woman to lead the school in its 163-year history.

Emily’s background includes itinerant work as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Statewide Leadership with TSBVI and the WA State School for the Blind, National Leadership as President of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), and family leadership through her work with FamilyConnect. Ms. Coleman is a parent of a child who is blind with multiple disabilities. Superintendent William Daugherty and the TSBVI Board of Trustees are excited and proud to have an individual of such high quality to lead the school moving forward, and know that Ms. Coleman will build upon the school’s outstanding mission and its national and international reputation as one of the flagship organizations of its type.