Teacher Mentor Guide

Compiled by Kim Kenna
Mentor at St. Martin de Porres Academy, New Haven, Conn.


“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.”
- John Crosby


The mentor is the key to a successful support system for incoming teachers.  Mentors are an integral part of a team striving to promote the effectiveness of incoming teachers. Working together, mentors, teachers and support personnel will provide a quality education for students.  

Teacher mentors are an invaluable piece of the intricate puzzle that is behind the education of every child. The quality of the mentor/teacher relationship will be reflected in the classroom and ultimately in the attitudes and performance of each individual student. With patience and dedication, mentors can expect to experience great satisfaction as they watch the teachers they mentor develop into autonomous, effective professionals.

We offer this downloadable guide to support educators who mentor other educators.

Click here to download the PDF guide.

Note: Parts of this guide were culled from the online resource, Mentoring Guide: From Surviving to Thriving, courtesy of Dr. Nancy Dresell, former director of the DoDDS-Pacific (Department of Defense Dependents Schools) and her education support staff.


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