Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments with experience in California’s Central Valley. Graduated from San Francisco State University with an M.A. in SpEd- V.I.
Who is the Joyful TVI?
Fueled by a passion for the field and the families she has served, Manda Nordes created the Joyful TVI in order to create community, connection, and offer parents and educators resources to support their students who are blind or visually impaired.
Manda believes in empowering parents as a child’s first teacher and greatest advocates. She also believes in engaging in a community of practice within the field. Working in collaboration with a dear friend and colleague, Manda has offered presentations to various professional conferences centered on the topic of sexual health education and consent, as well as sharing tips she learned in a year of distance learning as a technology lab teacher.
Currently, Manda volunteers with the FAPE Committee to draft new legislation around the Expanded Core Curriculum and to encourage equity in education.
What Do I Do?