Beginning Teacher/Mentor Program

  • The connections between mentors and beginning teachers is a key component to professional learning. This program supports new teachers and provides time for ongoing mentor training. Mentors and beginning teachers engage in collaborative problem-solving.


    Year 1

    • Participate in August New Certified Staff Workshop day
    • Participate in quarterly New Certified Staff professional learning
    • Participate in ongoing building-level induction
    • Receive guidance and support from a mentor
    • Receive feedback from district program coordinator through classroom visits

    Year 2

    • Receive ongoing guidance and support from a trained mentor
    • Receive feedback from district program coordinator through classroom visits
    • Meet all eight Iowa Teaching Standards, complete the Comprehensive Evaluation, and move from initial to standard license
    • Participate in quarterly Mentors/Second-Year Teachers professional learning

    Year 3

    Receive support for Professional Growth Plan through collaborative design

  • Contact Us

    Jenni Jones
    Program Coordinator
    515-633-5032

     

    2020-21 Overview

    • 17 mentors actively serve second-year teachers
    • 31 mentors actively serve first-year teachers
    • 30 Colleague Coaches
    • 31 first-year teachers
    • 30 new with experience teachers
    • 17 second year teachers
Last Modified on December 2, 2020