The statewide mentoring program provides a first-year teacher access to a mentor teacher for a period of two years and participation in a summer academy following the first and second year of employment.
This is an excellent opportunity for experienced South Dakota teachers (current and retired) to share their skills and help guide beginning teachers. In addition, through this program, South Dakota’s newest teachers will be supported and welcomed into the education community.
Requirements have also been established for districts that would like to receive funding to handle mentoring locally.
Visit the mentoring program’s webpage to learn more and find the following:
Applications for new mentors are due May 1. Applications for new teachers are due June 16. Late hires will also have an opportunity to participate.
- Applications for new mentors and first-year teachers
- Program information for second-year participants
Those who are already participating in the program are not required to complete a new application.