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New Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program

Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program


There are exciting opportunities for educators in Springfield District #186 as we work together to develop and support a professional learning community around best practices in induction and mentoring, high quality teaching, and student achievement.

Our purpose... 

Teachers in this program will

- become members of a professional learning community

- acquire a deeper understanding of classroom and school culture 

- develop and refine the skills of a highly qualified educator

- understand and address the diverse needs of learners.

Our goals are achieved by...

- participation in a comprehensive program of mentoring and professional development

- involvement in a communication network that includes new and novice teachers, mentors, principals and administrators.

Our work is supported by...

- Research from the New Teacher Center at Santa Cruz

- Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching

- Illinois Professional Teaching Standards


Charlotte Danielson's Framework For Teaching

Teachers are evaluated by a building administrator in the four domains. Non-tenure teachers are formally evaluated at least one time per year. Tenure teachers are evaluated at least once every other year. 

Contact Information

Adrianne Ostermeier

Pre-Service and New Teacher Support
300 S. 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703



Carlie Erickson

District Mentor
300 S. 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703