Susan Osterhaus has been teaching secondary mathematics for 42 years at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin, Texas. She is currently the Statewide Mathematics Consultant in the Outreach Programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, a master’s degree in Mathematics Education, and certifications in Secondary Math, English, and Teaching the Visually Impaired from the University of Texas at Austin. Susan has taught or consulted with VI students and those with additional disabilities from pre-K through college, at achievement levels ranging from pre-K to talented and gifted.
Susan has refined teaching strategies related to math content to enhance the understanding of visually impaired students. She shares this level of experience freely with colleagues at TSBVI, throughout Texas, nationally, and internationally through presentations, workshops, videos, publications, and curriculum development. She is also involved in technological research and development as a consultant, field tester, and net worker.