AEA/ASD Mentor Program

Mentoring icon 1:1 Teacher 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


Extended 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


If you’re interested in having a mentor, complete the My Mentor Request form on MyLearningPlan

(under Fill-in Forms/ Certificated MY Forms)


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: Schedule absence in EMPCENTER using the reason " Professional Release Leave TOR."
Step 3: Arrange for your own substitute through Aesop using the reason “Professional Release Time”.
Step 4: Fill out our 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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