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Primary Goal:     To identify and assist North Carolina music teachers in their first year of teaching.

                The mentor team will consist of the new teacher, a second or third year teacher, and a veteran teacher.  The third year and veteran teachers will serve as facilitators and resources for the new teacher.  They will not be asked to evaluate the progress of the new teacher.  The new teacher will move into the role of the second/third year teacher and ultimately, the role of the veteran teacher.

Participant Commitments:

·         Participate in the new-teacher retreat.

·         At least 2 personal visits:  These visits can be made by the new teacher or mentor in a school setting or in an informal setting,

         (each visit will be documented on the contact form).

·         At least 6 telephone visits: (each visit will be documented on the contact form).

·         1 Needs Survey: These surveys should be completed at the beginning of the year by the mentor and the new teacher.

·         1 Program Evaluation Survey: This survey provides information regarding the procedures and practices implemented in the program.