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Name
Maryann Santos
Title
Program Director, Vision Care Technology
School
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Program
Vision Care Technology
Phone
(860) 727-6976
Email
msantos@goodwin.edu
Office Location
403 Main Street
Status
Full-Time
Courses Taught
HSC 111 - Medical Law & Ethics
HSC 105 - Medical Terminology
VCT 101 - Introduction to Ophthalmic Dispensing
VCT 105 - Ophthalmic Dispensing I
VCT 106 - Contact Lens Theory I
VCT 204 - Contact Lens Theory and Application
VCT 201 - Ophthalmic Science Synthesis
Bio
Maryann Santos is a Licensed Optician in Connecticut and Program Director of Vision Care Technology at Goodwin University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Education concentrating on curriculum and instruction.

Maryann Santos has worked in the optical industry for over three decades in the lab, dispensary, and fitting contact lenses. She owns and operates Optical Concepts, an Optical Dispensary Training Service throughout Connecticut. In addition to her program director position at Goodwin, Maryann is also employed as a Licensed Optician at Madison Optical, fitting and dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses. Her Goodwin students are able to benefit from her work as a practicing optician by learning about current industry trends and hands-on customer care.

In her personal time, Maryann enjoys bird watching, playing her viola, her church life, making flowers out of paper, organic gardening, and finding the balance of life. The highlight of her life is enjoying time with her husband and two children.
Education
Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum & Instruction - University of St. Joseph
Bachelor’s Degree - Business Administration - Central Connecticut State University
Associate of Science - Business Administration - Middlesex Community College
Associate of Science - Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing, Middlesex Community College
Areas of Interest / Study / Research
Helping develop qualified, confident professionals in the field of opticianry. Patient and customer Service.
Publications
"Fitting the Almost Bridge-less Nose" 2013, Jobson Healthcare Information
"The Hygienic Optician", 2019, Jobson Healthcare Information
Teaching Philosophy
To motivate so students may reach their greatest potential. To help students recognize what they have within themselves so they may persevere towards their goal. I will provide support and encouragement by delivering content in an engaging way, so the student “gets it.” I am committed to helping develop students to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners.
Giving Back
Wallingford Lions Club -member
Girl Scouts of Connecticut-volunteer, mentor
Boy Scouts of America-volunteer
Financial Peace University-facilitator
ABO-NCLE national board member