Mentoring and Induction
Congratulations and Welcome
Washoe County School District would like to extend a warm welcome to all new teachers and educators joining us for the 2019-20 school year! The coming months are all a part of your transition into WCSD and we want to be sure you have the information you need.
As part of its commitment to high quality teaching, the Washoe County School District provides an induction program to support newly hired teachers. The induction program consists of the Mentor Teacher Program and the New Teacher Academy. All newly hired teachers are required to participate, unless exempted by their principal.
The Mentoring and Induction Program provides a trained Consulting Teacher for each 1st and 2nd year novice teacher. A Site Facilitator may be assigned by the principal to assist new hires and teach the Novice On-Site Seminar at schools with three or more teachers who are required to take the seminar, including newly-hired veteran teachers, novice 1st year teachers, and novice Special Ed teachers. A site-based mentor may also be assigned to all 1st and 2nd year teachers.
The New Teacher Academy provides essential professional development aimed at meeting the needs of newly hired teachers. Classes are offered at various times and in numerous locations throughout the District.
Mentoring and Induction Program Publications
Three Ways WCSD Supports Novice Teachers
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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility
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