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Roles and Responsibilities

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

 

Mentors Are:

·        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


 

Mentor Responsibilities:

·        Attend four mentor meetings throughout the school year and one in pre-planning.  All meetings held in Middle School Room #147

    o     July 31, 2014, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    o    October 6, 2014, 3;45 p.m.

    o       November 12, 2014, 3:45 p.m.

    o       February 4, 2015, 3:45 p.m.     

    o       May 4, 2015, 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  

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