• Comprehensive Induction Program

    Mentor Role & Responsibilities

    For the purposes of this document “new educators” refers to both new teachers & specialists

    Expectations

    1. Must be trained in all aspects for the program.
    2. Must meet with the new educator(s) and keep records of meetings, and observations.
    3. Must attend orientation and any other designated meetings with their new educator(s).
    4. Must submit a Mentor Log that documents completion of work required of Mentors to the Site Coordinator to be eligible for the stipend. This must include clearly documented weekly contact with the new educator(s).
    5. Other requirements may be deemed part of the process by the site.

    Responsibilities

    Your role is primarily a coach who supports and encourages the new educator during their first two years of induction. You should assist the new educator in looking at their current level of practice in classroom environment, planning and preparation, and instruction. You are to provide feedback based on the evidence of practice that you observed. The three roles you play are as follows.

    Be a Role Model by:

    • Displaying a positive attitude
    • Practicing and encouraging reflective practices
    • Being a life-long learner
    • Promoting thinking, analysis, problem solving, and planning
    • Being a leader by example
    • Being a guide on the side
    • Being an assessor who recognizes readiness for new challenges
    • Being a motivator who encourages and challenges

    Be a Helper by:

    • Giving of your time and support
    • Providing the new educator with resources, models of instruction, and method
    • Showing an awareness of what new practice looks like
    • Committing to and holding meeting/observations with the new educator as a major importance and documenting the progress
    • Building confidence in the new educator
    • Celebrating the successes of the new educator
    • Working collaboratively with the program at large to assist the new educator

    Be a Colleague by:

    • Being an advocate for the new educator and the profession
    • Being a confidante who listens but does not share confidential information
    • Demonstrating a caring and helpful attitude

    Pay for Services

    1. The stipends for pay are: one new educator = $750, two new educators = $1000, three new educators = $1250. Please note that the mentoring of three new educators is not encouraged.
    2. You must provide documentation of completion of work required of Mentors to the Site Coordinator to be eligible for the stipend. This must include clearly documented weekly contact with the new educator(s).
    3. The request for stipend pay is generally submitted by the Site Coordinator in early to mid-May and the stipend usually appears in one of the June paychecks.
    4. Please do not call DOE staff in regard to the date when pay will be in your check as they do not have that information. You will receive a notification that pay was requested indicating the date that the stipend was requested by the site.
    5. In the event that you do not see the stipend pay in your June check, please contact your site finance office.

    Issuance of Pay

    1. The stipend pay request is generally submitted by the Site Coordinator in early to mid May and the stipend usually appears in one of the June paychecks.
    2. Please do not call DOE staff in regard to the date when pay will be in your check as they do not have that information. You will receive a notification that pay was requested indicating the date that the request was made by the Site Coordinator.
    3. In the event that you do not see the stipend pay in your June check, please contact your site’s finance office.
    4. In the event that there is not a new educator currently in any program year for you to work with, you will not be eligible for the Lead Mentor stipend.
    5. If you do not attend the annual Lead Mentor Summer Training, you are not eligible for the Lead Mentor stipend.