The Owatonna Mentor Program is designed to reach all teachers who are new to Owatonna Public Schools. By uniting experienced teachers with probationary teachers, the purpose of this program is to provide support, encourage professional development and enhance teaching performance during the first years in the district.
All teachers who are new to Owatonna Public Schools are provided with a one-to-one mentor for the first year of employment in the district. Mentors are selected according to proximity to the mentee, grade level/content area taught, and by administrator input. Professional development experiences are provided according to the experience level of the mentee. The Owatonna Mentor Program provides two additional years of focused professional development coupled with coaching cycles by our site instructional coaches.
As a new teacher in our district, you will be highly supported by your site administrator, mentor, site coaches and mentor coordinator, all while keeping student learning at the center of our work together.