Mentorship

Are you going to be a mentor for the 19-20 school year?


Did you take Mentorship Parts 1-3 the last three years?


Note: If you have only taken Mentor PD Part 1 and/or 2, your Mentorship PD points, if less than 5 hours, will not be awarded until you complete all three parts (the minimum is 5 points according to the VDOE.)

Why Mentoring?

The mentor’s overall role is to promote the growth and development of the beginning teacher to improve student learning. When new teachers are hired, they are given a full program and are expected to impact student learning immediately without the benefit of any period of apprenticeship. New teachers essentially have to learn how to teach while on the job. Mentors are critical supports in guiding new teachers to enhance their planning, instruction, and content knowledge. Mentors help orient new teachers to the school community and to teaching in general. Mentors also serve as collegial and emotional supports for this challenging phase of a teacher’s career.

The VDOE Licensure Manual Section 6: Mentorship/Supervision


Important Information

Induction (District, School, and Mentor Level Activities)

Compensation

  1. Compensation is based on work per hour=$25.
  2. Compensation for mentors serving new-to-profession teachers: The mentor can serve up to two new-to-profession teachers at a time: compensation is $500 for the first new teacher for 20 hours of support (from Aug -May); an additional $200 should a second be assigned.
  3. Compensation for mentors serving new-to-Hampton (but not new to teaching) teachers: $150 for the initial mentee for six hours of support (to be completed by first semester's end) and $75 for any additional.
  4. In order to be compensated, mentors must submit a time log to the office of Teacher Development (Kim Richardson) showing they've met their responsibilities.

Multiple Mentees

  1. Please note:
    • When completing your mentor logs, only complete 1 log entry per time period/interaction, no matter now many mentees you were supporting during that time frame
    • For example, if you met with 2 teachers from 8:00am-8:30am, you log ​that ​30 minutes one time​, and in the COMMENT section enter both TEACHERS' names.
  2. Rationale:
    • If you enter twice, this indicates you worked double the time. ​According to the VDOE licensure renewal manual, we are only able to issue 1 point per hour of support​.
  3. When working with multiple New to Profession Mentees only:
      • According to the compensation (quoted below) 28 hours is the time to plan to mentor between the two.
      • Compensation for mentors serving new-to-profession teachers: The mentor can serve up to two new-to-profession teachers at a time: compensation is $500 for the first new teacher; an additional $200 should a second be assigned.
  4. When working with multiple New to Hampton Teachers only:
      • According to the compensation (quoted below) 9 hours is the time to plan to mentor between the two.
      • Compensation for mentors serving new-to-Hampton (but not new to teaching) teachers: $150 for the initial mentee and $75 for any additional. In order to be compensated, mentors must submit a time log to the office of Teacher Development showing they've met their responsibilities."

5. When working with multiple combinations of new to profession and new to HCS:​

    • According to the compensation, working with this combination is 26 hours of support (20 for the brand new and 6 for the new to HCS)

HCS Mentorship Program Books

For Teachers with <1 year experience

  • The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide: Embarking on Your First Years (Self-Care and Teaching Tips for New Teachers) Paperback – February 28, 2018 by Tina H. Boogren (Author)

For Mentors:

  • Supporting Beginning Teachers (Classroom Strategies) Paperback – March 31, 2015 by Tina H. Boogren (Author)
  • Independent Book Study


Supplemental Resources

Collaboration between veteran and new teachers is imperative to creating a stable foundation for beginning educators. Mentorships allow teachers a chance to foster growth, change, and apply new strategies with the end result being student achievement. As a mentor and mentee you will be provided with a monthly list of possible topics. These topics will be based on the “Big Four” which are planning, delivery, classroom management, and student assessment. The following are suggested monthly discussion points from the book, The First-Year Teacher’s Checklist: A Quick Reference for classroom success by Julia G. Thompson.

Supplemental Resources

The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through the most effective ways to begin a school year and continue to become an effective teacher. It is the most basic book on how to teach. Every teacher and administrator needs to have a copy. The book is used in thousands of school districts, in over 120 countries, over 2,100 college classrooms, and has been translated into nine languages. It is practical, yet inspiring. But most important, it works!

Minimum Expectations of Mentorship Hours By Marking Period

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