Information for Beginning Teachers
The Mentor Program takes a comprehensive approach to providing qualified, site-based mentors for first year teachers in the Albuquerque Public School District. Guidelines are established for all aspects of the mentor position, including detailed procedures and processes for mentor selection, preparation, and support; and clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
First year teacher, Kevin Thomas and Mentor Teacher, Cindy Chavez
Frequently Asked Questions
How are First year teachers paired with mentors? First year teachers are paired with mentors based on common certification areas.
How long will I be mentored? Mentoring will last for one full year.
How often will I see my mentor? Mentors and first year teachers are able to schedule their time together as they are able or as needed; however, the program requires a minimum of two contacts per week.
What is the mentor's role? The chief role of a mentor is offering support and practical advice to first year teachers based on observation and discussion of the first year teacher’s professional experiences.