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Mentoring Program
The Niskayuna Central School District recognizes the importance of hiring, inducting and retaining excellent teachers within our system, in order to maintain our tradition of excellence in education.

To do this, the district has a comprehensive, intentional mentoring initiative.

The following are goals of the teacher mentoring program:

 To increase the retention of promising beginning teachers.
 To transmit the culture of the system to beginning teachers.
 To strengthen teaching performance.
 To promote the personal and professional well-being of beginning teachers.
 To strengthen school climate and collaboration throughout the district.
 To continue to build our professional learning community.
 To encourage reflective practice among teachers.
 To assist in satisfying requirements related to Annual Professional Performance Review and teacher certification.


Program Philosophy                  Mentoring                                   New Teacher Requirements




Mentor Assignment Protocol                                          APPR                          

New Teacher Orientation Agenda                         

Understanding By Design Resources                                                  Teacher Leader Model

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