Providing visually impaired children with valuable learning opportunities is a top priority for Lois Booth, principal and director of the Junior Blind of America’s nonprofit Special Education School in Los Angeles, Calif.
In this role, Ms. Booth coordinates services for people ages three to 21 who are visually impaired and live with an emotional, behavioral or physical disabilities. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations, she oversees staff hiring and supports professional development efforts.
Ms. Booth has over four decades of experience in the field of academic administration. Prior to moving into her current position, she was assistant principal of the Vista Unified School District for nine years, starting in 2001. Ms. Booth also served for 12 years on the board of trustees of the California League of Schools.
Over the course of her career, she has garnered multiple accolades, including an appreciation award from the California League of Middle Schools and a parent award from a special needs organization.
Ms. Booth holds a master’s degree in special education and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Southern California. In addition to completing certificate-level coursework in administration and supervision from Azusa Pacific University, she is active in the professional community through her membership in the California Association of Private Special Education Schools.