Alicia Wolfe, Content Consultant, CareerConnect
Areas of Expertise
- Transition Program Planning, Implementation and Curriculum Development
- Lesson Plan Development
- Assessment of Expanded Core Curriculum Skills
- Postsecondary Preparation and Goal Setting
- Employment of Teens and Adults Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Assistive Technology Including Low Vision Device Training
- Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s)
Alicia Wolfe began working for the American Foundation for the Blind in August 2014 as a Content Creator and Consultant for CareerConnect. She created the Transition to Work: Program Activity Guide and developed lesson plans in the “Lesson Plans for Teachers and Professionals” section. Serving as a member of the National Transition Network is also part of her scope of work with CareerConnect.
Mrs. Wolfe has 18 years of experience and is presently educating individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired and partnering with their families. Her work history with school districts includes serving as an itinerant teacher, a resource room teacher, and the Lead Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) where her primary role was to conduct comprehensive functional vision, learning media, and expanded core curriculum assessments on students who are blind or visually impaired to identify their needs and abilities.
During her career, Mrs. Wolfe assisted with piloting the first Transition Program for teens who are blind or visually impaired in Florida and subsequently spent 14 years as the Transition Program Coordinator at the Lighthouse of Pinellas. She is skilled at assessing and identifying the transition needs of students who are blind or visually impaired and in coordinating work-based learning opportunities for those students. Her accomplishments as Transition Program Coordinator include establishing a collaborative partnership with the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s College Campus in which the teens spent summers on campus learning essential skills for succeeding in college or career school and in the workforce. Her program also linked the participants to resources to establish a small “mock” business in which the teens created and sold silk dyed scarves to learn and practice basic employability skills.
Mrs. Wolfe obtained her National Board Certification as a TVI in 2002. In addition to being a trained facilitator of Quality Programs for Students Who Are Visually Impaired (QPVI), her experience further includes three years as an adjunct professor for Florida State University’s Satellite Program in Visual Disabilities in Seminole, Florida. Mrs. Wolfe holds a Master of Science in Visual Disabilities with a specialization in Rehabilitation Teaching from Florida State University.