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First Year Teacher Learning Support

Hudson ISD First Year Teacher & Mentor Program


The Mentor Teacher Program is designed to address the needs of individual mentees by: 

  • improving student performance through enhanced training, information, and assistance for mentee teachers 

  • training and assisting experienced teachers to serve as mentors to mentee teachers 

  • providing support to mentee teachers by offering instructional assistance, counseling, and general guidance 

  • assisting and supporting all mentee teachers in making a successful transition to their new profession 

  • providing knowledge of state standards, district-wide performance standards, and district curriculum requirements 

  • identifying the major needs and concerns of beginning teachers  

  • enabling mentees to be effective in meeting the diverse needs of students 

  • focusing on the professional success of all teachers and the retention of new staff 


Program Design

  • Designed for First Year Teachers (FYTs) with 0 years of teaching experience in a newly certified field
  • FYTs are assigned a mentor who will meet with FYTs on a regular basis to offer support and share experience, knowledge, and expertise
  • FYTs have opportunities for collaboration and feedback among FYT program participants including campus principals, instructional coaches, mentor teachers, beginning teachers, etc.