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Re: new teachers

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 16:30:41 -0400

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We, in NC and in the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools, do have a
mentoring program for new teachers. As it has been our new teachers
which used to be called ICP, Initially Certified Personnel, would have a
mandatory mentor teacher for two of their three first and probationary
years. ICP's are now called ILP's, Initially Liscensed Personnel, and a
recent state legislation will provide the mentor teacher with $100
annual stipend per mentoring situation for sharing their expertise.
Mentor teachers must be certified to act as such. This added
certification takes 12 credits to complete. School systems and higher ed
institutions provide the appropriate training and provide the
credentials to our State Dept. of Pub. Instruction.
Our mentors are usually appointed by the principal of the school where
the new teacher is based. Sometimes it is a teacher within the school,
but we always hope with our art teachers that the mentor will be an
accomplished art teacher....content based. I have served as a mentor
teacher many times over the last decade and enjoy assisting new teachers
in their transition from pre-service to professional positions.
Mentors also are brought into situations called a Plan of Assistance for
career status teachers having significant problems. I have also helped
out a couple of times in these situations.

In Art & Life,
Betti L.
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