New Teachers (Protégés)

Photo of Maria Schoville and Meghan Fredel

“Mentoring is a way to make an impact in our field, to give support and specific suggestions on instruction. Being coached gives protégés the opportunity to network with others in a safe and supportive way.”
 – Meghan Fredel (left), Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialist in South Central Wisconsin

Welcome New Teacher!

The Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is pleased that you are interested in participating in the Mentoring Program as a Protégé!

You qualify to be matched with a mentor if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • TVI who is newly licensed and working in the field
  • 1st year TVI or O&M who has completed a TVI or O&M approved program
  • TVI or O&M who is new to the state or re-entering the profession

Benefits for Protégés (new teachers):

  • Opportunities for same-certification collaboration and problem solving
  • Increasing professional expertise through modeling
  • Partnership and support from an experienced colleague in the unique field of teaching students with visual impairments