Katie Proctor Lions Club award

Katie Proctor, right, was presented with the Lions of Georgia’s Anne Sullivan Award for her “exemplary work with individuals with visual impairments.”

A Cherokee County School District teacher has won a statewide award for her service to children with visual impairments.

Katie Proctor, who teaches students who are blind or have low vision, was presented with the Lions of Georgia’s Anne Sullivan Award for her “exemplary work with individuals with visual impairments.”

In addition to her service to CCSD students, Proctor organizes the annual Camp Abilities for North Georgia. The camp offers children with vision challenges the opportunity to participate in a traditional summer camp designed just for them and to do so at no cost to them. The cost of the camp is funded by the Canton and Ball Ground Lions Clubs, the Foreseeable Futures Foundation and donations from local businesses.

The prestigious award was presented at the service organization’s recent statewide convention.

Vision is a key issue for the organization, and the award is named in honor of the renowned teacher, who was blind and famously taught Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf, to communicate.