Statewide Math Consultant, Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Sara Larkin is the statewide math consultant for the Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In this role since 2007, she works with teachers of students with visual impairments and classroom teachers to ensure students have access to math education and that their teachers provide high-quality instruction. Previously, she served 18 years as a high school math and computer programming teacher in the general education classroom.
Sara provides support and trainings around a variety of topics including access to math, Nemeth Code, tactile graphics, abacus, math and vision technology, translation software, and instructional strategies for teaching math to students who are blind or visually impaired. Many teachers and students across the country access her abacus videos on YouTube. She also gives feedback on the development of new products and technology.