- will work less than 17.5 hours per week
- will be part of teacher's bargaining unit
- will NOT be part of the teacher's retirement system
- will have sick and personal leave, may be eligible for health benefits
Mentor teachers provide support
for “new to the profession” teachers (mentees).
They provide assistance to new
teachers in classroom organization and management, instructional planning, delivery
of effective instruction, and differentiation.
They provide content and
curricular support to reduce the achievement
gap and meet the learning needs of all students. Mentor teachers develop mentee capacity in
both content and instructional pedagogy.
Mentor teachers will have the opportunity to work with each mentee for
two consecutive years.
are for a limited term of two years. A
second two-year option is available with the mutual agreement of the teacher
and supervisor. This position is
considered a professional development position and the “2012-2013 Altered Work
Calendar” will apply. Additionally,
times may be adjusted to accommodate required training.
Must possess a State of Alaska
Five (5) years of successful teaching experience. Recent classroom experience preferred (within
the past three (3) years). Experience in
supporting/mentoring teachers in content areas, instructional pedagogy,
assessing student data, differentiation of instruction, and formative
Outstanding written and oral communication
skills. Competent with a variety of
instructional technology including, but not limited to, laptop, smart board,
and document camera.
Must possess a deep knowledge of content, curriculum,
instructional strategies, and materials to support implementation of Response
to Instruction/Intervention (RTI) and be able to develop teacher capacity in
both content and pedagogy. Should
possess a working knowledge of learning theory, instructional pedagogy,
curriculum alignment, and technology and their integration into classroom
instruction. Strong understanding of
adult learning theories.
Must possess the ability to apply current research and
theory to instructional programs. Ability
to successfully build and foster relationships with colleagues, administration,
parents, and school communities based on professional respect. Ability to coach and motivate educators to
grow in their content and instructional capacities.