Wendy Stoltman joined A Shared Vision in August 2019 after a 30-year teaching career, first in Madison, WI, as a teacher for students with emotional/behavioral disabilities and then in the Brighton, CO, school district as a Teacher for Students with Visual Impairment, an Orientation & Mobility Specialist and a Low Vision Therapist.
While serving as an Early Intervention Teacher of the Visually Impaired for A Shared Vision, Wendy also works for the Colorado Department of Education as a technical support specialist for the Deaf Blind Grant, a mentor for first-year Teachers of the Visually Impaired and a member of the Low Vision Evaluation Clinic team which travels around the state prescribing low vision devices for school-age children who are visually impaired.
With all these accomplishments, Wendy is most proud of the relationships she’s built with her students and their families. She has many students that she has worked with from birth until they graduated from high school. "I cherish really knowing students and their families. And to some, after graduation, I am no longer 'teacher', but now am 'friend'."
She is passionate about early intervention because the early years in a child’s life are a time when their caregivers can make the most difference. “It is also a time when I can help families see the possibilities instead of the limitations in their child’s life,” explains Wendy.