Field Trip: Mentor Teachers, Align!

In the early 2000’s, Greece Central School District in New York had 25 full-time mentor teachers. After the 2008 financial crisis, that number dropped down to one, plus a handful of part-time staff.

Now, the program is thriving again. Director of Professional Learning Marguerite Dimgba shares why she’s so proud of their teacher mentoring, how it fits into their broader professional learning program, and why this form of job-embedded professional learning is so crucial.

  • How Greece Central offers individualized professional learning for every teacher that’s also aligned to the district’s strategic goals
  • How they decide the areas in which they focus professional learning
  • Tips for any district that wants to take its teacher mentoring program to the next level


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