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
  • Support PTs with instructional ideas and guidance
  • Learn Google Classroom applications for Induction assignments

Mentor Application Process:

Please submit all forms to Sheryl.Armstrong@SIATech.org

  1. Application and References
  2. Mentor Memorandom of Understanding

Mentors receive a $1,500 stipend paid out through their regular payroll at the end of the induction program year. A school/district agreement must be in place

“This experience was not only valuable for my PT, but for me as well. I appreciated all the support we got…I would jump at the chance to be a mentor again. Thank you all!” -MSP