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Welcome to the Mentor Program Webpage
Induction Site for Mentors and Proteges

Welcome to the Lynn Public Schools Induction site. New teachers and their mentors are the lifeblood of our system.

Components of the Induction Program are mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The role of the Lynn Public School Department is to offer these components to new teachers and to those moving toward professional licensure in order to ease transitions and to ensure professional success.

Induction Program Coordinators are Mary Jane Mulholland and Suzanne Mulholland. Feel free to contact us with questions and concerns.

Lynn Public Schools Mentor Program Contacts

List Mentor Program Contact Information
  Contact
Phone
E-mail
Mary Jane Mulholland
(617) 771-2248 (cell)
mulhollandmj@lynnschools.org
  Contact
Phone
E-mail
Suzanne Mulholland
(617) 257-6370 (cell)
mulhollands@lynnschools.org

Induction Meetings for New Hires

Two day orientation for new hires to the Lynn Public Schools as required by the Massachusetts Department of Education will be held on August 28 and 29 fro 8 AM to 12 Noon.

Ingalls School, 1 Collins Street Terrace, Lynn, MA. 

Please note: New teachers who participate in the mentoring program will have one year from hire date to complete their requirements.

If you have questions, please contact:
mulhollandmj@lynnschools.org or mulhollands@lynnschools.org.

Mentoring Calendar 2013 | 2014

Please plan your calendar early to accommodate the following dates. All meetings will be held at 100 Bennett Street unless otherwise indicated.

List 2013 | 2014
Date Purpose
Location/Time Who Must Attend
August
28, 29
2013
Induction Meeting for All New Teachers Hires
Ingalls Elem. School
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
All New Hires Attend Both Days At Ingalls
September
19, 2013
Fall Meeting for Mentors

100 Bennett Street
3 - 5 PM

All Assigned Mentors
October
10, 2013
Make-up Induction Meeting Part 1 of 2
Both Sessions Required
100 Bennett Street
3 - 6 PM
New hires who entered the system after school started
October
17, 2013
Make-up Induction Meeting Part 2 of 2
Both Sessions Required
100 Bennett Street
3 - 6 PM
New Hires who entered the system After School Started
October
24, 2013
Fall Meeting for New Teachers
(A-L)
EHS Library
3- 6 PM

New Teachers
October
29, 2013
Fall Meeting for New Teachers
(M-Z)
EHS Library
3- 6 PM

New Teachers
October
24, 2013
Fall Meeting for Late-Assigned Mentors 100 Bennett Street
3- 6 PM
Late-Assigned Mentors
November
14, 2013

All Mentor Meeting

100 Bennett Street
3- 4 PM
All Assigned Mentors
May
8, 2014
Spring Meeting
Best Practices
All paperwork due from Mentors and Proteges
100 Bennett Street
3- 6 PM
All Assigned Mentors

Observation Completion Dates for Mentors and Proteges
One Per Quarter: 

Nov. 8, 2013          Feb. 6, 2014              April 10, 2014

November
8, 2013
First round of peer observations should be completed
February
6, 2014
Second round of peer observations should be completed
April
10, 2014
Third round of peer observations should be completed 
May
8, 2014 
All program paperwork will be turned in at the spring meeting (checklist, 3 peer observations, journal). Package all materials in an envelope clearly marked with your name and school). Submit your materials only.
 

Program Requirements:

Mentees:

Induction Meeting: Aug. 28, 29, 30 | or Oct. 11 and 18 Make-Up
Fall Meeting: October 30 (A-K) and November 1 (L-Z)
Journal with a minimum of monthly entries
Three observations of your mentor or another experienced teacher
Attendance at monthly School Support Team meetings
Spring Meeting - May 10

Mentors: Fall Meeting: Sept. 18, 20 | 2 Hours | or October 30 For Late-Assigned Mentors
Journal or Meeting Log
Attendance at monthly School Support Team meetings
Three observations of your new teacher
All Mentor Meeting: November 8th | 1 Hour
 
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Advanced Mentoring Experience Requirement

Teachers at the Preliminary and Initial levels of licensing must complete certain requirements to advance to their next level of licensure. The district will provide teachers with an Induction Program and with options to complete the "50 hours of an advanced mentoring experience beyond the Induction year" that is also required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

· All teachers must complete the Induction/Mentoring program during their first year in the district.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regulations for Professional Licensure also requires, among other things, "50 hours of an advanced mentoring experience" beyond the Induction year. In the Lynn Public Schools, we will now offer teachers four options to complete this requirement.

Option 1:

· Completion of the RBT course, Studying Skillful Teaching or completion of Studying Skillful Teaching: Using Data Day to Day

· Attendance at School Support Team meetings for 2 years beyond the Induction year

Option 2:

· Completion of the RBT course, Studying Skillful Teaching or completion of Studying Skillful Teaching: Using Data Day to Day

· Completion of the workshop, Beginning of the Year Classroom Management 1

· Attendance at School Support Team meetings for 1 year beyond the Induction year

Option 3:

· Completion of the RBT course, Studying Skillful Teaching or completion of Studying Skillful Teaching: Using Data Day to Day

· Completion of the workshop, Beginning of the Year Classroom Management 1

· Completion of the workshop, Beginning of the Year Classroom Management 2

Option 4:

· Completion of the RBT course, Studying Skillful Teaching or completion of Studying Skillful Teaching: Using Data Day to Day

· Completion of the RBT course, Investigating Obstacles to Achievement

**Please note: Studying Skillful Teaching or Studying Skillful Teaching: Using Data Day to Day must be completed prior to enrolling in Investigating Obstacles to Achievement

All teachers are obligated to know and complete all other requirements necessary to advance from Preliminary to Initial level license and then Initial to Professional level license.

Approved September 2009: Catherine C. Latham, Superintendent Updated 9/12/11

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