Board Member Michael Bina, EdD.
Bina is currently the President of the Maryland School for the Blind located in Baltimore, MD.
Prior to this he was · Vice President of the Metrolina Association for the Blind in Charlotte, North Carolina; · President of the Hadley School for the Blind---an international distance learning school which serves 10,000 students in all 50 states and in 100 other countries; · Superintendent of the Indiana School for the Blind;
Before that he
was · Principal of the Texas School for the Blind;
· Director of Special Education in the local schools in Janesville, Wisconsin; and Orientation and Mobility instructor and boys and girls swimming, track and cross country coach at the Wisconsin School for the Visually
He received his Masters from California State University in Los Angeles and Doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado.
has served as · The International AER
President; The Council of Schools for the Blind
President; A United States Army Special Forces Green Beret Military Intelligence Officer; and, while in college, A United States Forest Service "Smokejumper," who parachuted into forest fires in remote locations in Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.