Why House of Light Was Created
Sierra Dockery founded House of Light in 2015 with the goal of creating an organization that “makes a difference beyond the classroom,” but the origins of the path that led her to starting the organization go back years earlier to her time as a student at Illinois State University. Just four weeks after graduating with a degree in special education, Sierra’s grandmother began losing her vision. Sierra credits her education with preparing her to help her grandmother during this difficult new phase in her life. It was the first time Sierra saw firsthand the difference she was able to make in someone’s life by serving as a guide for a visually impaired person, but it would not be the last. After a few years of working at a public school in Chicago where she felt her potential for helping students was being stifled, Sierra founded House of Light where she now has an international reach helping people who are blind or visually impaired adapt to the activities of everyday living.
Our mission is to promote inclusion for individuals with visual impairment by engaging them in society whether in commerical, institutional, or educational spaces. We do this by providing training and programming that targets in-class training for educators, workshops, and professional development of corporate managers who engage with those with disabilities.
House of Light strives to be a collaborative, professional, and supportive educational consulting firm that will inspire each educator to be a better reflection of themselves. While obtaining the support they need to excel in a flexible, non-bureaucratic, and financially rewarding environment. We will engage in best practices, focus on meeting the needs of our stakeholders, and allow our students to excel at their own pace.