PYLUSD Induction

Welcome to the

PYLUSD Induction Program

Our Objectives

-Teacher growth and effectiveness

-Teacher retention

-Student learning

-Clear credentialing

Our Goals

-Make the program meaningful

-Connect learning and professional goals to Induction work

-Tailor the program and professional development to individual needs

-Eliminate redundancy whenever possible

Program at a Glance

Contact Us

PYLUSD Induction Coordinator

Kelly Farrell

714-985-8641 or x82641

Ed Services Secretary

Evelia Burnett

714-986-7000 x 82477


Additional PYLUSD Induction Program Elements

AAC Meetings

Individualized Advice, Assistance, & Collaboration

We cannot emphasize enough that this is YOUR program. We want you to complete your clear credential in the most meaningful way possible, and to do that, you'll need individualized help. Most of that is accomplished through hourlong one-on-one meetings each week with your Mentor. But in addition to that targeted and specialized support, we also have Advice, Assistance, and Collaboration Meetings throughout the year.

These meetings are designed to provide Candidates with professional development, answer questions and clarify program points, and allow for collaboration with field experts, other Mentors and Candidates, and program leadership.

In addition to the support your Mentor, Induction Coordinator, Portfolio Assessor, and Advice, Assistance, and Collaboration Meetings provide, there are also video tutorials to help you with every part of Induction.

Clear Credential Requirements

Attend all required Induction meetings

Meet with their Mentor for one hour per week

Complete all ILPs and induction activities (see the Portfolio Verification Form for the complete list of induction activities)

Show competency and growth in the CSTPs (as shown on the ILPs)

Meet the deadlines for Portfolio Checks and Reviews


The PYLUSD Induction Colloquium is a special event for Induction stakeholders at the end of May. At this culminating celebration, PYLUSD Induction Candidates share their growth in the CSTPs via their portfolio of work from the year with school and district administrators. This event is mandatory for Induction Mentors and Candidates.