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Teacher Support

Novice Teacher Orientation
A three day paid orientation is provided for all beginning teachers prior to the opening of school. This program is designed to give new teachers a "head start" on the first year of teaching. Novice teachers receive 3 days of additional pay for their participation.

New Teacher Orientation
All newly employed teachers participate in a half-day district orientation as well as a half day benefits orientation. Experienced teachers have the option of participating in a district-wide support group for newly employed, experienced teachers.

New Teacher Support Groups
Beginning teachers participate in a support group, meeting monthly in teachers' classrooms focusing on issues/topics of significance to those new to the profession. Social events are also included.

Mentoring Program
The district offers a strong mentoring program with one-on-one mentors provided for all initially licensed teachers for the first 2 years of teaching. Mentors must participate in a mentor training program.

Peer Assistance and Review Program
In addition to the traditional mentoring program, the district also offers a Peer Assistance & Review program which provides three experienced teachers to work one on one with both beginning and experienced teachers requesting additional support.

Support for National Board Certification
Experienced teachers seeking National Board Certification may choose from several support options including school-based support groups, mentoring, and targeted help sessions.