Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: University of Texas at Austin: BA Studio Art Texas Tech University (Current): Autism and Visual Impairments Graduate Program Teaching Certifications: 119 English (7-12) 120 Elementary Education (K-6) 153 Pre Kinder - Kindergarten 177 English as a Second Language 208 Hearing Disability (K-12) 218 Visually Impaired (K-12) 221 Sped Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-12)
My name is Anita Lewis, and I am a native Texan. I worked at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired for 11 years in various roles, primarily focusing on deafblindness. After moving to the Mississippi Coast, I worked for the Pass Christian School District for four years before joining the Indian Nation in 2016. As a proud member of the Gorenflo Elementary School team, I work with students with autism and serve as the Special Education Department chair.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, drawing, painting, fishing, and cooking. I am a member of Coastal Civitan, and we put on camps for people with disabilities. Our adult camp is in April, and our kids Camp is in June. I also volunteer for the Lions Club Sea and Sun camp for children with visual impairments.