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WHEREAS, Mr. William E. Daugherty is retiring from his position as superintendent of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) after 12 years of outstanding service; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Daugherty has worked in the field of blindness, visual impairment and DeafBlindness for 39 years, including 5 years as an itinerant Teacher of the Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility Teacher, 2 years as a lecturer/research assistant at the University of Texas and at Texas Tech University while also serving as an independent orientation and mobility contractor, 2 years as a career education supervisor at TSBVI, 4 years as assistant principal at TSBVI, 14 years as superintendent of Kansas School for the Blind; and 12 years as superintendent of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Daugherty successfully led the School through a particularly challenging time as the entire TSBVI campus was reconstructed; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Daugherty dedicated his professional life to serving students with visual impairments who attend the School as well as those across the state; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Daugherty significantly increased services for students in Short-Term Programs and developed an effective distance learning program for students to receive instruction while remaining in their local districts; and 

WHEREAS, Mr. Daugherty helped extend the reach of the TSBVI throughout the state and nation through his strong support for hiring staff with distance learning expertise, including building the world-wide resource of WWW.TSBVI.EDU; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Daugherty’s work with stakeholder groups and partners helped to strengthen the statewide connections of the campus with local and regional programs;  

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED BOARD OF TRUSTEES hereby expresses their sincere appreciation to Mr. William Daugherty for his devotion to the School and to the students, for his exemplary leadership and for his outstanding collaboration with the Board of Trustees of TSBVI.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED BOARD OF TRUSTEES congratulates Mr. Daugherty on the occasion of his retirement and extends to him their sincere best wishes for the future.

Joseph Muniz, Board President

on behalf of the entire Board of Trustees of 

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

May 31, 2019