Teacher Support Programs
Evergreen School District believes that effective teachers are the key to helping students become life-long learners, collaborators, and critical thinkers. Our teacher support programs help teachers new to the Evergreen School District to engage in a collaborative mentoring model of support.
It is important to remember that no matter how skilled the educator, or the physician or the athlete, learning a profession is a never-ending process… even champions have coaches!
- Madeline Hunter
To develop competent, caring, and quality teachers and staff in order to promote increased student achievement and social well-being.
To use our collective knowledge to work collaboratively to increase student learning in our classrooms.
To implement programs that builds a sustainable collaborative and reflective teaching practice for teachers by:
- Improving teacher performance through individualized, one-on-one mentor support and professional development
- Increasing teacher collaboration through professional networking and classroom observations
- Increasing teacher effectiveness through data collection, analysis, and reflection on the implications of student learning in their classroom
- Retain capable teachers by increasing teaching profession satisfaction
Evergreen Induction Program #229
The Evergreen School District's Induction Program (EIP) is a two-year program created by SB 2042 providing opportunities for teachers new to the profession to develop individual plans for growth while clearing their preliminary credentials. Our approved program provides new teachers with mentors, information and non-evaluative assessment opportunities in order to empower future generations of educators in developing habits of personalized professional development.
The Evergreen Induction Program respects this experience, and utilizes the preliminary credential portfolio as a basis for developing individual growth plans. Our formative assessment structure guides new teachers and their mentors through a series of reflective, evidence-based, student-centered activities in order to allow new teachers to customize their experiences to meet their own needs/interests.