NLCSD Fellows

NLCSD Fellow - Catherine Greeley-Bennett

Catherine Greeley-Bennett

Florida State University - BVI

Catherine (Kitty) Greeley-Bennett is pursuing her PhD in Special Education in the area of Visual Disabilities at Florida State University as a National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) fellow.  She is certified in Early Childhood Special Education, as a Teacher of Children with Visual Impairments (TVI) and as an ACVREP Certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor (COMS).

Kitty received her bachelors of science in special education from Vanderbilt University in 2007 with emphases in Visual Disabilities and Early Childhood Special Education.  In 2008 she received her masters of science in Visual Disabilities with a focus on Orientation and Mobility from Florida State University.  Since 2008, Kitty has been working at the Children’s Center for the Visually impaired in Kansas City, Missouri teaching students ages 2 through 21.  During her teaching career she has been a lead classroom for students with varying visual impairments, an itinerant COMS providing orientation and mobility to students in their home and school setting, and active in curriculum development for the center.  She is also a member of AER and CEC. 

Some of Kitty’s research interests include how the expanded core curriculum (ECC) is addressed in early childhood, early parent understanding of the ECC, development of play skills, and early use of low vision devices.