​Concord, NH (Sept. 30, 2020) – Earlier this month Future In Sight named Sherry Burbank as their Director of Youth Services. In this newly expanded position, Sherry will oversee education teams, research, recreational activities and services that are specifically designed to meet the wide range of needs of NH youth who are blind or visually impaired.

Sherry brings over 25 years of experience in the field of education and disability, most recently as the Director of Student Services for SAU 24. In that role, Sherry worked collaboratively across 4 New Hampshire school districts(Henniker, Weare, John Stark, and Stoddard) to facilitate staff and contracted services to deliver the highest quality individualized services to students age 3-21 with identified needs in special education, 504 access, English language learning, foster care and homelessness.

Immediately prior to her work with SAU 24, Sherry consulted with the NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education where she was responsible for collecting and analyzing data as part of managing IDEA entitlement grants. While there, she also developed and implemented interagency initiatives designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.  This was an opportunity for her to use her on-the-ground experience as a special education teacher and coordinator at the middle school and high school levels in Concord, as well as director roles at Parker Education to inform the development of local and statewide Community of Practice for secondary transition.

“We are thrilled to have Sherry in this important role on our leadership team. Her deep knowledge and experience, paired with her commitment to students with disabilities and their families, will make an important contribution to the growth of our services for youth with blindness, visual impairments, and other disabilities,” says David Morgan, President and CEO of Future In Sight.

A resident of Concord, Sherry is a graduate of UNH, Durham where she secured both a BA History (minor in education) and an MA in Education (secondary social studies education). She earned her Special Education certification from Granite State College in Concord.

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About Future In Sight

Future In Sight, established as the New Hampshire Association for the Blind in 1912, is the only statewide nonprofit that provides specialized services and support that meet the range of needs that individuals of all ages and stages of vision loss experience at home, at school, and in the community – including via online learning and telehealth channels.  Our credentialed vision professionals address the holistic needs of the person served through 1:1 rehabilitation, training, and group social/recreational activities, peer support and technology user groups.  Increasingly, advances and affordability of technology in the marketplace enable greater accessibility for individuals who are blind or visually impaired; our staff integrates those tools into the education and training they provide.

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