Lisa Jacobs, MEd

Director of Educational Leadership Program, Perkins School for the Blind

Lisa A. Jacobs has been a teacher of children who are deafblind for over 30 years. She received her undergraduate from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania in elementary and special education and her master’s degree in Deafblind/Multihandicapped Education from Boston College. Lisa designed and created a resource room at Elwyn Institutes and taught adult education courses. After moving to Boston, she has worked at Perkins School for the Blind for the last 34 years where she has been able to experience a variety of roles and responsibilities; vocational teacher, consultant and later coordinator for New England Center Deafblind Project, DB-LINK, Community programs serving infants in their homes and school contracts for learners who are deafblind. Lisa has served on the boards of Deafblind Contact Center in Massachusetts and Deaf Blind Citizens in Action and is a INSITE/VIISA model teacher trainer. For five years, she has been the project coordinator for the Seeing Is Believing Projects in East Africa and Shanxi China, projects that help to get children of all ages proper eye care and connect them with the appropriate educational services. Currently, she is the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Perkins School for the Blind mentoring educational leaders from all over the globe.