Governance and Administration
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) serves as the lead agency for the Tri-Valley Teacher Induction Program (TVTIP). Superintendent Dr. Kelly Bowers will serve as the Unit Head of the consortium. The Administrative Services division of Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) will be responsible for oversight of the Tri-Valley Teacher Induction Program. We will be in partnership with Dublin Unified (DUSD) and Castro Valley Unified School Districts (CVUSD). Collectively we will deliver a cohesive program for our participating teachers.
Melissa Theide, the LVJUSD Director of Human Resources, will be responsible for overseeing the Teacher Induction program being offered to our consortium. The Advisory Committee is made up of Administrative representatives from each partnering district along with the Induction Director and Coordinators. The committee will plan the program, analyze program data, review the budget and make decisions regarding the direction of the program.
Leslie Williams, the Induction Director: New Teacher Induction Specialist, will use the guidance from the Advisory Committee to coordinate all aspects of the induction program. She will partner with Katherine Nissen, Coordinator of Dublin Unified School District, and Meghan Sutcliffe, Coordinator of Castro Valley Unified School District, to form the Leadership Team. The Leadership Team will meet bi-monthly to plan all aspects of the induction program. They will also ensure that Induction Coaches are prepared and supported. The Leadership team will also meet with Stakeholder groups to present information and gather feedback for the growth of the program.
Admission and Support
Newly hired teachers, who hold a preliminary credential, will be asked by Human Resources to complete a Credential Screening Form during the intake process.
Upon review, the teacher will receive an email regarding program eligibility. Eligible teachers will be enrolled in TVTIP's two year induction program. Teachers will be assigned a mentor/coach within the first 30 days of enrollment. The mentor/coach and participating teacher will be matched according to credentials held, grade level and/or subject area.
Each induction participant will receive an average of no less than four hours per month of individualized support/mentoring coordinated by their coach.
Goals for each participating teacher must be developed within the context of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) within the first 60 days of the teacher's enrollment in the program.
The ILP will be designed and implemented solely for the professional growth of the participating teacher and not for evaluation.
*In accordance with the CTC Induction Preconditions, Early Completion Option (ECO) available through TVTIP. Experienced and exceptional candidates who meet established criteria may be eligible to apply for ECO.