I'm pleased that you will be supporting your first-year teacher by providing him/her with a mentor through the ND Teacher Support System Mentoring Program.
YOUR APPLICATION CERTIFIES THAT THE FIRST-YEAR TEACHER MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
A first-year teacher is defined as A LICENSED TEACHER IN THE FIRST YEAR OF CONTRACTED TEACHING IN A P-12 SCHOOL. Because of changes in the legislation, we ARE now able to serve teachers who are employed by BIE schools, Special Education Units, Career and Technical Education Centers and REA’s. Teachers in private schools and those presently participating in Resident Teacher Programs are still not eligible to receive services through our program.
I look forward to working with you to support your first-year teacher. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of help.
Erin Jacobson, Coordinator