Roles and Responsibilities of Mentor Support Providers (MSPs):
Being a mentor, coach, and support for new teachers is one of the best ways to strengthen the profession, and that relationship creates the heart of the SIATech Induction program. In a stipend-paid role, MSPs work one-on-one with Participating Teachers (PTs), offering guidance and assistance through the formative assessment process. 
 
Mentors must understand:
  • Beginning teacher development
  • California state content and standards
  • California Standards for the Teaching Profession
Mentors must demonstrate: 
  • Permanent status with your school district or recently retired
  • Minimum of three years of effective teaching experience
  • Valid California clear teaching credential and EL authorization
  • Ability in reflective teaching
  • A commitment to professional growth and learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Mentors must be willing to:
  • Develop a trustworthy relationship with PTs
  • Work with adult learners
  • Be a professional role model
  • Participate in MSP training, including Orientation, monthly online workshops and Colloquium
  • Facilitate formative assessment practices
  • Support PTs with instructional ideas and guidance
  • Meet with PTs at weekly, regularly scheduled times
  • Learn Google Classroom applications for Induction assignments
 
 
Please fill out the application here, and submit it to Sheryl.Armstrong@SIATech.org.  
 
Please review and sign the Mentor Support Provider Memorandum of Understanding here.
 
After review of your application, you will be provided a Finance form to facilitate your 
mentor stipend ($1,500/year) payment through your district or school.