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Mentors

Work together toward the common goal of successful teaching and learning, by developing effective relationships with the site administrator and participating teachers in the following ways:

Collaborate with site administrators to help participating teachers incorporate district/school goals into the teacher’s Individualized Learning Plan and Inquiry Action Plan.

  • Schedule a meeting with site administrators at the beginning of the ILP process to talk about the work that will be completed with Participating Teacher
  • Introduce self, explain the mentor role, and talk about the goals of the mentor-participating teacher relationship
  • Explain the rationale for confidentiality and support to site administrators in the importance of this relationship
  • Provide schedules of participating teachers meeting times, training dates, etc., to site administrators and office staff as necessary
  • Schedule meetings as necessary with site administrators to check in regarding participating teacher support, invite comments from site administrators regarding areas for focus as it pertains to the ILP and school site goals/initiatives, etc.
  • Coach participating teachers on ways to build strong relationships with their site administrators
  • Assist participating teachers in seeking out resources from department chairs, team leaders, curriculum specialist without discussing details of participating teachers performance
  • Discuss concerns about participating teachers with site administrators when students’ well-being or physical safety is at risk, laws are being broken, or if actions would negatively impact the school
  • Respect the confidentiality between mentors and participating teachers and understand how it builds a community of trust

Mentors should not:

  • Offer confidential information about participating teachers to site administrators
  • Discuss the performance of one teacher with another
  • Advocate with site administrators for participating teachers employment status
  • Participate in the evaluation process


Site Administrators

Work together toward the common goal of successful teaching and learning, by developing effective relationships with mentors and participating teachers in the following ways:

  • Provide input on incorporating district/school goals into an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) and goals
  • Participate in “triads” with mentors and participating teachers to discuss participating teachers participation in the teacher induction process
  • Inform mentors about school needs, procedures, policies and practices and how best to navigate the school context
  • Schedule meetings with mentors as necessary regarding the support participating teachers are receiving and what help can be offered to mentors
  • Share concerns about participating teachers with mentors that have already been discussed with participating teachers
  • Encourage participating teachers to share written evaluations and/or evaluation debriefs with mentors
  • Respect the confidentiality between mentors and participating teachers and understand how it builds a community of trust


Site Administrators should not:

  • Discuss the performance of one teacher with another
  • Use mentors as liaisons between administrators and participating teachers
  • Ask mentors for details regarding interactions with participating teachers
  • Ask mentors about strengths or weaknesses of participating teachers
  • Ask mentors whether participating teachers should be rehired