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Recently hired a first-year teacher? Sign them up for mentoring!

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.

There is still time for first-year teachers to sign up. Late hires will also have an opportunity to participate. Through this program, South Dakota’s newest teachers are supported and welcomed into the education community.

There is also still time for new mentors to sign up. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced South Dakota teachers (current and retired) to share their skills and help guide beginning teachers.

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 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.

 
     
 

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