Mentor Teachers

Mentor Teacher - Roles & Responsibilities

The mentor’s overall role is to encourage the development and growth of the student teacher. The mentor role is critical in guiding new teachers to further develop their planning, instruction, and content knowledge. Mentors help orient student teachers to their school community and to teaching in general.


  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in the subject area in which your student teacher is earning their certification
  • Overall Rating of a 3 or 4 on CITE
  • Mentor application process is through CIPG
  • Current principal's recommendation
  • Signed Mentor Agreement upon receipt of Student Teacher match

Stipend and Referral Bonus Payout
Mentors will participate in required training/coaching, in order to receive the DCSD stipend. 

Save the Date!  Mentor Teacher Training
Initial Mentor Training - August 26 OR August 27.  Mentor Teachers will select one of these dates and their student teacher will attend with them. 
Maximizing Your Role as Mentor - September 9 OR September 10.  This training is for Mentor Teachers only - student teachers do not need to attend.  If the Mentor Teacher has attended this class in the past 5 years, there is no need to take it again. 

Please click here to read more about the stipend and training details.

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