AIDB Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Logo. Short-Term Programs. Deaf. Blind. Limitless

Phone: 256-761-3858

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Degrees and Certifications:

MA Educational Leadership - University of Alabama MA Visual Impairments - University of North Dakota BS Elementary Education - Jacksonville State University Library of Congress Braille Certified UEB Certified

Mrs. Jessica Chapa, Director

Mrs. Jessica Chapa is the Director of Short Term Programs at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind. Prior to this position, Mrs. Chapa was a teacher at the Alabama School for the Blind where she taught for twelve years as an elementary and middle school teacher. She obtained her B.S. in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University. Mrs. Chapa went on to obtain her M.A. in Special Education with a concentration in Visual Impairment from the University of North Dakota. During the same time, she became Library of Congress certified in Braille.  Later, she also obtained her UEB (Unified English Braille) certificate. Recently, she obtained her certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama.

Mrs. Chapa has been married for 18 years. Her husband is the Operations Coordinator for the AIDB North Campus. She and her husband have one daughter. Mrs. Chapa enjoys traveling, cycling, and reading in her spare time.

Phone: 256-274-0711

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education - Western Governors University LETRS Certified (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) UEB Certified

Mrs. Stacy Moss, Teacher

Mrs. Stacy Moss is a teacher of Short Term Programs at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind. She obtained her B.S. in Elementary Education from Western Governors University in 2010. She has worked as an elementary teacher for 10 years and has volunteered and served in public schools since 2008. She is also certified in LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling.) She has most recently obtained her UEB Certification. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Special Education with a concentration in Visual Impairments at the University of North Dakota, as well as working towards obtaining her National Library of Congress Braille Transcriptionist certificate. 

Mrs. Stacy Moss is married to her husband of 18 years. She has one son and twin daughters. Mrs. Stacy Moss loves cooking, reading, shopping, and spending time with her family. She describes herself as a “lifelong learner” and cannot wait to meet her students at Short Term Programs. 

Phone: 256-274-0726

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Education/Mathematics - Jacksonville State University Library of Congress Braille Certified Project Inspire Middle & High School Nemeth Code Symbols and Strategies Certified

Mrs. Nona Morris, Teacher

Mrs. Nona Morris is a teacher with Short Term Programs at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. She obtained her BS in Secondary Education and Mathematics from Jacksonville State University. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Special Education with a concentration in Visual Impairments at the University of North Dakota. 

Prior to coming to Short-Term Programs, Mrs. Nona Morris was a home educator for eighteen years. She returned to her educational roots a few years later by becoming a teacher's aide and tutor for the math teachers at Alabama School for the Blind.  Mrs. Nona Morris is a certified Braille transcriber with the Library of Congress and certified in UEB Braille. She has also completed Nemeth Code for middle school and high school through Project Inspire through the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Mrs. Nona Morris has been married for thirty-four years to her husband, Michael.  He is a former educator and manufacturing supervisor.  They have three children: two sons-in-laws and five grandchildren.  Mrs. Nona Morris enjoys traveling to visit her children and grandchildren, playing with her three dogs and cat, and riding a motorcycle with her husband.

Phone: 256-274-2445

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S.Elementary and Early Childhood Education - The University of Alabama M.A. School Counseling - The University of Montevallo Ed.S. School Counseling - The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ms. Amy Norris, Counselor

Mrs. Amy Norris is a school counselor in the Short Term Programs at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind. She obtained her B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from The University of Alabama. She worked as an elementary school teacher, while continuing her education, earning a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from The University of Montevallo and an Educational Specialist degree in School Counseling from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She worked as an elementary and middle school counselor for 6 years. She is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Vocational Evaluation from Auburn University.

Mrs. Amy Norris is married to her husband of 19 years. She has two sons and one daughter. For many years, Mrs. Norris was a home educator, while working part-time at the Community College level. Mrs. Norris loves summer, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. This past year, she participated in the Alabama Trailblaze Challenge for Make-A-Wish, and found a love of hiking. She is excited to begin in this role, and continuing to learn and grow her skills and experience with the students of Short Term Programs.

 

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education - Jacksonville State University

Mr. Michael Morris, Teacher Aide

Mr. Michael Morris is a teacher aide at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind’s Short-Term Programs. He obtained his B.S. in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University in 1991. 

Mr. Morris met his wife, Nona Morris (Short-Term Programs Teacher), while attending Jacksonville State University. They were married in 1989 and have three children and five grandchildren together. They enjoy traveling to visit family. Mr. Morris is also involved with the Christian Motorcycle Association, where he has served as Chaplain in Pell City, Alabama for nine years. 

Mr. Morris says he is looking forward to working with the great students and staff at Short-Term Programs.