Tabitha Brecke

Auburn, AL

Winner of Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards (SAA) for Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired

Tabitha Brecke

Tabitha Brecke graduated from Auburn University in May 2016 with a Ph.D. in adult education. She currently works as an accommodation specialist in the Office of Accessibility at Auburn. Tabitha has been blind since birth, uses a guide dog and is fluent with braille as well as audio technology. Prior to returning to school, she worked in the rehabilitation field as a rehabilitation teacher and counselor and supervisor. Her master’s degrees are in rehabilitation of the blind/teaching and rehabilitation counseling. Observing students or clients achieve goals that they previously thought impossible is the aspect of her career that she enjoys the most. Tabitha has many hobbies including reading, knitting, weaving, playing harp and singing. Books from Learning Ally have been a great benefit to her both in education settings and for leisure reading since elementary school. She is a member of the American Association of Blind Teachers, an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, and is the secretary of that organization.