Dawn Soto is the Outreach Director at the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood: Exceptional Educational Needs (EC:EEN) 0-6 and a Master’s degree in Programs for the Education of Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired. Dawn has been a special education teacher in Wisconsin since 1995. Prior to working as the Outreach Director for WCBVI, she was the Little Peanuts preschool teacher at the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WSBVI), an itinerant Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TVI) for CESA 7, an itinerant TVI for the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), a Birth to Three Teacher and Service Coordinator for the Threshold Inc. in Washington County, and a Birth to Three Teacher and Service Coordinator for the Rehabilitation Center of Sheboygan Early Intervention Program (RCS-EIP) in Sheboygan County. She was awarded the honor of being the Top-Notch Teacher in southern Wisconsin in September of 2016.
Dawn is married to Andres (Andy), who is the Dean of Students at WCBVI. They have 4 wonderful children and a glorious 5 year old standard poodle, named Georgia, who is the light of their lives. Dawn enjoys spending time with family, reading, calculating statistics, painting, coloring, sledding, drinking coffee and watching movies. One thing you might not know about Dawn is that she loves performing qualitative research, conducting teacher interviews and reading educational research.