AEA/ASD Mentor Program

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Early Career Mentoring

  • Available to all educators in their 1st and 2nd year of career experience
  • Mentoring partnership with an experienced AEA/ASD or mentor
  • Non-evaluative and confidential
  • Contact Belinda Sessions


Transition Mentoring

  • Available to experienced educators with a significant job change (ie. 3 or more grade-level change, new to content/position/department)
  • Up to 20 hours of mentor support with trained AEA/ASD mentor
  • Non-evaluative and confidential
  • Contact Belinda Sessions


How to Apply FOR a Mentor

  • Go to My Learning Plan (MLP)
  • Click on "Fill-In Forms"
  • Click on "Certificated MY Forms"
  • Click on "My Mentor Form"
  • Complete form


Qualities of a Mentor

  • Interest in professional leadership
  • Willingness to set aside time to be part of a teacher 's development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Open-minded with a positive perspective about the teaching profession
  • Possess and practice content knowledge and best practice strategies
  • Work well with adults and have genuine concern for others' growth
  • Demonstrate dependability, responsiveness, and responsibility


How to Become a Mentor

  • Have 4+ years experience
  • Complete the credit class Mentor Communication Skills
  • Provide references for recommendations
  • Complete an application to be a mentor 


To apply to BE a mentor, click HERE.


Steps to Apply for Observation Time

Step 1: Follow your building's process for requesting a sub day. Ask your administrator if you are unsure.
Step 2: Arrange for your own substitute through Aesop using the reason “Professional Release Time”.
            This will automatically load the request in Emp Center. Your administrator will need to go into Emp Center to approve your leave.
Step 3: Fill out PLD's form (click the link below for our AA to provide a sub code to your school). 

**Each person must complete his or her own report form


To request a Sub Code for the observations click HERE


For more information contact Belinda Sessions

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