Induction and Mentoring



Contact: Ashley G. Taylor
Phone: 843.523.5371
Fax: 843.523.9147
 
Induction and Mentoring 

From their first moments in South Carolina's schools, beginning educators are expected to be effective practitioners, facilitating and guiding the learning of their students even as they themselves continue to learn. Because expectations are high and the challenges are many for these novice professionals, quality induction programs that support and assist them through their early years in the profession are essential in promoting teacher retention, teacher effectiveness, and - most importantly - student learning. South Carolina is committed to developing, implementing, and sustaining effective induction programs in school districts statewide to ensure that beginning teachers become an integral part of the professional learning community, benefit from the coaching and support of a trained mentor, and continue to develop the skills necessary to positively impact student learning throughout their careers.