2024 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award Honoree

Dawn Haskell-Carbone

Dawn Haskell-Carbone

Curriculum Coordinator
Nassau BOCES Vision Program

For the past 35 years, Dawn Haskell-Carbone has played a crucial role is delivering the best education possible to the students in the Nassau BOCES Vision Program. After earning her certification as a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired (including cortical vision impairments) from Kutztown University, she came directly to Nassau BOCES, where she immediately began making a difference. Over the years, as both a classroom and itinerant teacher, she has utilized her knowledge, expertise, experience and insight to empower her students and foster independence.

In her current role as Curriculum Coordinator, Ms. Haskell-Carbone has been instrumental in creating the agency’s comprehensive compendium of goals for students with varying degrees of vision loss. She has been responsible for implementing a wide array of curricular components, from multifaceted Individualized Education Programs, to procurement of braille and large-print textbooks and novels. She has also conducted workshops to aid her fellow educators in teaching this unique community of students.

Outside of Nassau BOCES, Ms. Haskell-Carbone has devoted herself to making her hometown of Seaford a better, stronger community. In the wake of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center that took place on September 11, 2001 — in which she lost her two brothers, Timmy and Tommy Haskell — Ms. Haskell-Carbone helped found the Seaford 9/11 Memorial Committee. Since 2002, the committee has conducted an annual candlelight memorial service to remember all those who lost their lives on that tragic day. With that committee, she has also been involved in designating the Patriot Award scholarships annually to deserving Seaford High School graduates.