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527 Mentor Teacher

Position Title: Mentor Teacher

Compensation: TBD

Basic Function:

Model, guide, support, and reflect on classroom practices that will develop and inspire novice teachers to become highly effective educators for SBCSC.

Direct Supervisors: Building Principal

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares, models, and implements lessons that are developmentally appropriate, follows the SBCSC curriculum, and all state standards.
  2. Provides support to mentees in instructional planning, understanding of content and standards, delivery of instruction, classroom management and positive behavior supports, differentiation, assessment design and data analysis, technology integration, and family engagement.
  3. Observes novice instructor’s progress on a monthly basis with in-person check-ins, and models effective instruction on a two week rotation.
  4. Support a cohort of novice instructors through group collaboration on a monthly basis.
  5. Collaborates with building administrators on novice instructor development and professional learning plans.
  6. Maintains and submits complete and accurate records of coaching sessions.
  7. Attends and participates in all professional learning related to this position, including initial mentor training and joint mentor and novice instructor professional learning sessions.

Consistent with highly effective instruction, mentors are expected to continually model:

  1. Building positive relationships with students and families and demonstrates a variety of intentional practices that facilitate a positive classroom environment
  2. Employing a variety of instructional techniques and instructional strategies consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  3. Supporting the district’s instructional goals and objectives.
  4. Taking all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  5. Assisting in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and Board Policy.
  6. Cooperating with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods.
  7. Working to establish and maintain open lines of communication with district supports.
  8. Engaging in both ongoing reflective oral and written feedback in regards to instruction, discipline, and lesson plans.
  9. Utilizing data to improve teaching and be knowledgeable of both formative and summative assessments.


  1. Possession of a valid Indiana Educator’s license.
  2. Five or more years of effective or highly effective teaching experience
  3. Demonstrated record of student growth, as determined by Student Learning Objectives or Individual Growth Model data on SBCSC summative evaluations.
  4. Demonstrated skills in leadership, teamwork, and collaboration with adult leaders, and possess strong interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills
  5. Current classroom teacher
  6. Letter of support from a building principal and teacher colleague.
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