OUR NEW TEACHER MENTOR COMMITTEE:

D.J. Kosiba 

Committee Chair

Department: Social Studies  

Email: dankos@d219.org

Phone EXT: 2585 

Britt Czupryna 

Committee Chair

Department: Science 

Email: briczu@d219.org 

Phone EXT: 2773

Carla Green 

Committee Member

Department: Counseling

Email: cargre@d219.org 

Phone EXT: 2687

Nick Torresso Committee Member

Department: Special Education 

Email: nictor@d219.org 

Phone EXT: 2903

Karissa Villanueva

Committee Member

Department: Math  

Email: karvil@d219.org 

Phone EXT: 2760

John Zilewicz 

Committee Member

Department: Fine & Applied Arts

Email: johzil@d219.org 

Phone EXT: 2632

OUR MISSION:

1) To provide new teachers with a professional partnership (mentor) that offers personal and professional growth, development, and support. 

2) To improve teacher retention rates (specifically with regard to our BIPOC teachers) by providing the resources, relationships, and supports new teachers need to thrive in our school community. 

3) To foster the professional and personal growth of our mentor teachers by providing opportunities to collaborate with new teachers and other exemplary teachers in our program.

4) To provide mentors with professional development that enables them to better support and advocate for their mentees. 

5) To provide new teachers support and guidance with implementing curriculum and best teaching practices in their content area.

MENTOR TEACHER ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

NILES WEST NEW TEACHER NECESSITIES:

New Teacher Mentor Program Resources, Orientation Materials, & Structural Supports:


Online Platforms & Technology Resources


School Calendar, Bell Schedules, & Building Operations Info: 


Union Contract, District Policies & Procedures, & Additional Employee Resources:

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources for Educators: