Since 2001, Alexandria Public Schools has had a comprehensive induction program for new teachers. Our model is developed around the components of highly effective induction programming such as administrative support, professional development and mentoring. Prior to the start of the school year, new teachers attend five days of orientation facilitated by the District Teacher Mentorship Coordinator
. Through monthly seminars, coaching observations, reflective practice and working with trained mentors we continue the support and development of our new teachers throughout their entire probationary period.
Our mentor training seminars are built upon research based, time-proven strategies and programs.