The classroom teacher is the single most important factor in student learning. The state of Iowa requires all new-to-the-profession teachers to complete a two-year mentoring and induction program. Waukee’s mentoring and induction program promotes research-based teaching practices aimed at improving teaching and learning. Highly experienced teachers are selected to mentor our newest teachers as they develop a deeper understanding of Waukee’s high expectations for teaching and learning.
Mentors and mentees meet regularly throughout the two-year period. New-to-Waukee career teachers will also receive a mentor for one year through our TLC plan. The mentor provides the mentee support and encouragement critical to a successful start in education.
January Panel Resources:
Teacher Portfolios/Artifact Collection