School for the Blind employee earns DRS Commission award
OKLAHOMA CITY – Karen Reed, Oklahoma School for the Blind compliance officer, earned the 2017 Commission Award from the members of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services.
Commission Chair April Danahy presented the award to Reed at a commission meeting in Oklahoma City with co-workers and colleagues in attendance.
Reed received an official state flag flown over the Capitol in Oklahoma City.
As a compliance officer, Reed ensures that OSB complies with state and federal regulatory requirements and DRS internal policies.
Danahy congratulated Reed for being an “extremely hard worker who maintains a great rapport with staff, parents and students and conducts herself in a professional manner at all times.”
“Karen Reed ensures that all OSB students have access to educational programs that fit their specific needs,” Superintendent Rita Echelle said. “We are very happy to have her on our staff and appreciate her many contributions.”
OSB is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, which is government by the Commission for Rehabilitation Services.
OSB is the statewide resource for the education of blind and visually impaired students. Residential and commuter students meet all state-mandated education requirements and receive specialized instruction in Braille, orientation and mobility, optimum use of low vision, adaptive equipment technology and tactile graphic skills that are not available at many public schools in the state. OSB provides free evaluations and consultations for students attending local public schools, their families and local school educators.