Educational Leadership Program

David, 17, raises his hand in English class at the Varna School in Bulgaria.
October 6, 2017
After putting multiple disability education on the map, Perkins International is ready to expand its training efforts in Bulgaria.
Four educators from around the world collaborate in front of a laptop computer.
October 6, 2017
Inside Perkins International’s bold new plan to reach 6 million children around the world.
Members of the ELP Class of 2018 don blindfolds during an orientation and mobility exercise.
September 28, 2017
One is a musician, another commutes by boat – all share a passion for educating children with multiple disabilities.
Educators from China, Egypt and Bulgaria work together using a laptop computer.
July 14, 2017
Experts from 16 countries to teach Perkins International Academy courses around the world.
An ELP participant hugs a Perkins staff member at graduation
May 25, 2017
This year’s graduates will join a vast network of Perkins-trained international educators.
Burcu Gul embraces a female student in Ankara, Turkey.
February 22, 2017
Inspired by her Perkins training, Burcu Gül wants to open Turkey’s first preschool for children with multiple disabilities.
Mariam Shenoda of Egypt and a Perkins student.
January 25, 2017
Mariam Shenoda plans to use her experience in the Educational Leadership Program to help Egyptian children with deafblindness.
Marianne Riggio of Perkins International receives the Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for her service to the deafblind community. Pictured left to right: Perkins International Executive Director Michael Delaney; Riggio; and Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.
December 6, 2016
Marianne Riggio receives Perkins’ prestigious Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for service to deafblind community.
Asma Shilpi watches a child play with a drum on the campus of Perkins School for the Blind.
November 17, 2016
Asma Shilpi wants to use her Perkins training to support families in Bangladesh with children who are multiply disabled.
Educational Leadership Program participant Thi Thu Thanh Pham of Vietnam holds a fan made by students who are blind.
November 15, 2016
Festive annual event gives Educational Leadership Program participants a chance to share their cultures.

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