By William Carey
Nan Parker Wilson has been selected to participate as a Helen Keller Fellow in a federal program targeted to increase personnel to serve school-age children in low-incidences disabilities.
The Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University, in conjunction with 10 geographically dispersed universities, have created a consortium to improve the quality and increase the number of personnel who are knowledgeable in deaf-blindness.
Wilson currently serves the Lamar County School District as one of the TVI (Teachers of the Visually Impaired students) and also works with the Jones County School District.
She has a master’s degree in special education with an emphasis on dual-sensory impairment and also a master’s degree in special education from William Carey in elementary education.
She is married to David B. Wilson and they have three children, Joey, Austin and Carole Grace. Formerly of Sumrall, she is the daughter of Lucy Lazard Parker and the later Carl and Grace Helen Parker.