Mentor Program Objectives:
· Understanding by new staff of the school’s expectations, rules, policies and procedures.
· Achievement of personal and professional success for new staff
· Opportunities for experienced teachers to self-renew and revitalize
· Favorable rate of new staff retention
· Development of sound practices that lead to high quality instruction for all students
· Models of continuous learning
· Skilled at providing instructional support
· Familiar with Lovett community and procedures
· Committed to the role of mentoring
· Accepting, able to listen and collaborate well
· Flexible and organized
· Able to communicate hope and optimism
Roles of the Mentor:
· A guide through the obvious
o Meetings, events, schedules, procedures (budgets, dealing with discipline, parents)
· Perform five career functions
o Expose to new opportunities, coach, sponsor, protect, challenge
· Perform four psychosocial functions
o Role model, counsel, accept-confirm, befriend
· Attend four mentor meetings throughout the school year and one in pre-planning. All meetings held in Middle School Room #147
o July 31, 2013, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
o September 30, 2013, 3;45 p.m.
o November 13, 2013, 3:45 p.m.
o February 5, 2014, 3:45 p.m.
o May 7, 2014, 3:45 p.m. (Happy Hour :-))
· Based on the needs of the mentors/protégés
· Time for sharing what is working
· Communicate with new faculty member each week
o Mentor log
§ Current discussions and future conversations are noted.
§ Documentation of your relationship and showing that you’re meeting the expectations of the program
o Times when protégé will come to them, but some things they will not know to ask
o Monthly checklist to be used as a guide for topics to discuss each week.
· Participate in three classroom visits each semester.
o Not evaluative
o Reciprocal or recommended observation