The Great Beginnings: Mentor Program provides support directly at the school site for all teachers -beginning and experienced-new to FCPS. Working one-on-one, mentors help teachers with specific school issues and provide support as teachers negotiate their first year with FCPS.
All schools have a Lead Mentor that supports the mentors and mentees in each building. All mentors receive training through the Mentoring Novice Teachers Course, which provides effective strategies for working with novice teachers during their first year in the classroom. Teachers learn their own mentoring style and how to match it to the needs and phases experienced by beginning teachers as they enter into the teaching profession.
More information is available on the PLA Intranet under Professional Practice.
March 12, 2013