2018-19 Mentoring and Induction Program Participant Expectations
SAI’s beginning administrator mentoring and induction program is created to promote excellence in school leadership, improve classroom instruction, enhance student achievement, build a supportive environment within school districts, increase the retention of promising school leaders, and promote the personal and professional well-being of administrators.
Each district is required by law to provide beginning principals and persons new to the superintendency with a mentoring and induction program. Districts can meet legislated requirements by using SAI’s program. It is optional for beginning assistant/associate principals or deans.
Mentee Expectations (Beginning administrator participation is important and expected.)
Dates: New Superintendents – Sept. 18 and Jan. 17
New Middle School and High School Principals – Sept. 25 and Jan. 31
New Elementary Principals – Sept. 27 and Jan. 29
New Asst./Assoc. Principals & Deans (all levels) – Sept. 20 and Jan. 24
* The appropriate role for a mentor is to provide a safe, supportive learning experience for the mentee. In particular, the mentor should not engage in conversations with a mentee’s supervisor regarding issues related to the mentee’s performance or abilities unless the mentor is concerned about illegal, unethical or immoral behavior.