Mentoring in BC
The New Teacher Mentoring Project:
Information from the BCTF about The New Teacher Mentoring Project:
Delta has had a long history of supporting early career teachers with mentoring. One contact is Neil Stephenson, a District Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey has an active mentoring program involving about 100 teachers. The contact is Lori Y. Riel (2012) email@example.com
Burnaby has had a mentoring program for several years. There is a committee composed of Burnaby Teachers Association and District people working to support early career teachers. Contact Wanda Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chilliwack has an active Mentoring Committee that has been formally training mentors and supporting new teachers through in-service, release time for collaboration and in-service, resources, etc.
For the past 2 years, we have provided joint training for mentors and in-service for early career teachers along with our colleagues in Abbotsford School District, and we highly recommend a collaborative effort like this to other school districts! Together we have trained over 80 mentors.
The District contacts are Janet Carroll (604-792-1321) and Chuck Bloch (604-858-2111). Teachers can access additional information about mentoring at http://mentorprogram.sd33.bc.ca/
Maple Ridge 42
Contact Anne Hales at the Board Office for information about Mentoring in Maple Ridge. See http://www.sd42.ca/teacher-mentorship-program
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Revised April 2016