November 15, 2018

Hartford School District Mentoring Program

The purpose of the HSD mentoring program is to improve student learning by accelerating new teacher effectiveness and professional growth.  The program endeavors to do this by incorporating the following research based elements within its design:

  • Providing designated mentor/mentee contact time.
  • Providing formative assessment of the new teacher’s practice.
  • Providing opportunities for the new teacher to be observed and for the new teacher to observe effective veteran teachers.

Through these research based elements, the goals of the mentoring program include:

  • Support new educators
  • Enhance professional practice to improve student learning
  • Orient new educators to Hartford’s philosophy and culture
  • Instill collaboration
  • Develop professional educators