Roles and Responsibilities of Mentors:
Being a mentor, coach, and support for new teachers is one of the best ways to strengthen the profession, and that relationship creates the heart of the SIATech Induction program. In a stipend-paid role, Mentors work one-on-one with Participating Teachers (PTs), offering guidance and assistance through the formative assessment process. 

Mentors must understand:
  • Beginning teacher development
  • California state content and standards 
  • California Standards for the Teaching Profession

Mentors must demonstrate: 
  • Permanent status with your school district or recently retired
  • Minimum of three years of effective teaching experience
  • Valid California clear teaching credential and EL authorization
  • Ability in reflective teaching
  • A commitment to professional growth and learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Mentors must be willing to:
  • Develop a trustworthy relationship with PTs
  • Work with adult learners
  • Be a professional role model
  • Participate in Mentor training, including Orientation, monthly online workshops and Colloquium 
  • Facilitate formative assessment practices
  • Support PTs with instructional ideas and guidance
  • Collaborate with PTs on average of one hour per week
  • Learn Google Classroom applications for Induction assignments 

Mentor Application Process 
Please submit all forms to

1. Application and References

Mentors receive a $1,800 stipend paid out through their regular payroll at the end of the induction program year. A school/district agreement must be in place.