The Mentor Induction Program provides newly hired teachers with a systematic structure of support that helps them become familiar with their school and district, refine their practice and better understand their professional responsibilities. Thus, new teachers should refrain from participating in extra duty committees and/or coaching. The program is an integral part of a teacher’s first year of teaching and is the beginning of a teacher's professional development activities.
District-embedded support is provided for beginning teachers by full-time release mentors in the following ways:
Professional Development classes delivered throughout the school year
Continuation of developmentally-aligned seminars throughout the school year