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Each MDUSD teacher who participates in the Teacher Induction Support Program receives personal, one-on-one support and guidance from a highly effective and trained TISP mentor. The MDUSD Teacher Induction and Support Program identifies and assigns a mentor to each participating teacher within the first 30 days of the participant’s enrollment in the program, matching the mentor and participating teacher according to credentials held, grade level and/or subject area, as appropriate to the participant’s employment.  Each TISP mentor is a skilled and experienced classroom teacher who has been selected to serve, full-time, as a mentor for teachers in their early years of teaching. 


TISP Mentors' roles and responsibilities include:

  • Developing a supportive relationship with each participating teacher that is characterized by confidentiality and a non-evaluative focus on instructional practice and professional growth.
  • Collaborating with other TISP mentors and colleagues to assist with participating teacher support.
  • Supporting participating teachers in implementing the formative assessment system, and developing an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP).
    • The ILP documents goal-setting, professional learning, and progress towards mastery of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.  Participating teachers develop goals within the context of the ILP within the first 60 days of enrollment in the program.
    • Each ILP is designed and implemented solely for the professional growth and development of the participating teacher and not for evaluation for employment purposes.
  • Providing each participating teacher not less than one hour per week of individualized support/mentoring coordinated and/or provided by the TISP mentor. 
  • Providing participating teachers with assistance and feedback regarding their progress toward completing requirements for a Clear Credential recommendation.
TISP Mentors
Patti, Marie, Courtney, Caitlin, Jenny, Kirsten