Results: Mentoring (4 Stories)

“Grow Your Own” Teacher Prep Program in Rural Wisconsin

District of Mauston, Wisconsin - High School

Mauston High School Teacher Leah Lechleiter-Luke was seeing firsthand the difficulty of attracting teachers to her rural school district in Mauston, WI, and the strain the teacher shortages were putting on her district. She and her team endeavored to solve this problem by creating a high-school-to-t...

Topics: Career Pathways, Mentoring, Pre-Service Teachers/Teacher Prep

Transforming Teacher Retention through Mentorship

South Dakota Schools, South Dakota - Higher Education

Sharla Steever, a Learning Specialist, wanted to address the critical need for teacher retention in her rural district, particularly within its higher-needs schools. Sharla and her team created partnerships between new teachers and experienced teacher mentors to help aid in navigating complex studen...

Topics: equity, Mentoring, Whole Child

Leveraging Partnerships To Strengthen New Teachers

Harrison School District Two, Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO Instructional Coordinator Dawn-Antoinette Thomas recognized that  increasing numbers of new hires to Harrison School District Two each year were straining the district’s available resources for new staff training. She and her team proposed that they make strategic use of exis...

Topics: Mentoring, Pre-Service Teachers/Teacher Prep, Teacher Leadership Positions/Roles

Building A Teacher Mentorship Pipeline in Rural Wyoming

Albany County School District 1, Wyoming - Higher Education

Joan James, Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming College of Education, wanted to establish a stronger partnership between the university and the local school district in her community. She and her team wanted to improve communication between the two entities. Improved communication would...

Topics: Mentoring, Pre-Service Teachers/Teacher Prep, Teacher Leadership Training