Dishon “Shon” Spears was born in Los Angeles, California and has a twin brother named Divon. Dishon and his brother were diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) in 1996 and, after high school, Dishon received blindness skills training to become an independent person. Following that, he attended Louisiana Tech University where his focus was in Psychology and Elementary Education. Dishon has worked for RTD and the Business Enterprise Program in addition to previously working in several areas at the Center including the summer youth program and as residential manager. Currently, Dishon is a Home Management instructor at the Center. He met his wife at the Center in 2010 and they married in 2012. Dishon works hard to insure that the students he is teaching leave with a great feeling of accomplishment and confidence as well as their newly found independence. Dishon’s interests include collecting die-cast model cars, cooking, and working out.
Older Blind Specialist