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  • CVI Now

Rachel Bennett, M.Ed

Assistant Director of CVI Now, Parent Advocacy and Support at the CVI Center at Perkins


Rachel is an Assistant Director at the CVI Center at Perkins leading CVI Now and parent advocacy and support. is a go-to comprehensive online resource for CVI that is inclusive, current, and follows research and science. Rachel is a parent of a child with CVI, Henry, and knows what it is like to fight for Henry’s success. She intimately knows the struggles, fears, joys and precious moments of hope that come with raising a child with a complex visual impairment and multiple disabilities. Through her learning and advocacy, Rachel gained an in-depth knowledge of CVI and collaborated with families and professionals in the field. In the past, Rachel’s presented for CVI for TVI, DC/Maryland AER conference, and the Perkins 2019 CVI Symposium. Rachel was a guest presenter on CVI for George Mason University’s TVI Program. In 2020, Rachel completed the University of Massachusetts, Boston/Perkins CVI Certificate program. Rachel has worked in education for her entire career. She earned a master’s degree in Special Education from George Washington University. Rachel was a middle school special educator and English teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland. She then joined the MCPS Secondary English Curriculum Office as an Instructional Specialist. In this role, Rachel developed curricula that infused blended and personalized learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, and instructional technology to ensure all students experience agency and rigor.


Disclosures for Perkins CVI: Collaboration for Change
Rachel Bennett is not being paid for her presentation, but her registration fees are being waived.

Rachel Bennett does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose.