Each district will identify a high-quality educator to serve as a mentor for a Teaching Fellow. As employees of the district, mentors will support Teaching Fellows by helping develop an awareness of community/district/school culture and characteristics. As quality educators, mentors will assist Teaching Fellows in their beginning years through regular contact, feedback, and collaboration with a focus on professional growth.
Mentor teachers provide Teaching Fellows with on-site coaching and support regarding:
- Curriculum planning
- Parent communication
- Classroom management
- School events
Mentor teachers work with the Teaching Fellows throughout the year, serve as a resource and coach, and even co-teach.