Mentoring Program

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WCBVI is pleased to provide vision-specific mentoring for Wisconsin’s newly licensed Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialists!

General Information


New Teachers (Protégés)


The WCBVI Mentoring Program matches newly licensed teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs) and orientation and mobility specialists (O&Ms) with experienced vision professionals in Wisconsin schools. This program strives to provide a mentor through the first year of employment and for one entire school year beyond when all training and certification requirements are completed.

The WCBVI Mentoring Program benefits school districts, mentors, protégés, and most importantly STUDENTS!

Teacher Toolkit!

These resources were collected during the first two years of the mentoring program. We asked the mentors, “What are some ‘must haves’ for new teachers?” We worked together to begin accumulating some favorite forms, strategies, assessments, and more! Each summer we will update these resources. Please send your favorites to Alisha Ragainis or Kay Rhode.