Our Mission:
to provide training and support
to beginning teachers and mentors
in a confidential, collaborative,
and reflective environment
designed to accelerate educators
toward best practice and
to strengthen student learning.

Monona Grove New Teacher Project (MGNTP)

Accelerating new teachers’ practice to improve student learning

Monona Grove believes that supporting beginning teachers is one of the most important things we can do to improve student learning. Founded in 2001, the Monona Grove New Teacher Project provides a Mentor for every teacher with fewer than three years of experience, and a Teacher Advisor to new teachers with three or more years of experience. Mentors and Beginning Teachers meet at least biweekly to focus on classroom management strategies, lesson design, analyzing student work, communicating with parents, and the “nut and bolts” of being a new-to-the-profession teacher. 

Our principals and new teachers agree that working with our mentors is one of the most important and valuable professional development opportunities that our district provides for new educators. Many of our new teachers assume leadership roles in the district shortly after completing the mentorship as a direct result of their professional growth during this time.  

The Monona Grove Mentor New Teacher Project is a consortium member of the Dane County New Teacher Project and is based on the New Teacher Center model for teacher induction.

 

Monona Grove Staff involved with Monona Grove New Teacher Project (Contact information below)

Sonja Boehm
Mentor

Vicki Kieler
Mentor

Dawn May
Mentor 

Peter Kuzma
Chair Monona Grove New Teacher Project Steering Committee

Lisa Heipp
Director of Instruction
Monona Grove New Teacher Project Program Leader

Monona Grove New Teacher Project

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Boehm, Sonja
Teacher Mentor, District Office
Email
(608) 316-2108
Web site
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Heipp, Lisa
Director of Instruction
Email
608-316-1921
Web site
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Kieler, Vicki
Teacher Mentor, District Office
Email
(608) 839-8694
Web site
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Kuzma, Peter
Art Teacher, Winnequah School
Email
(608) 316-1966
Web site
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May, Dawn
Teacher Mentor, District Office
Email
(608) 316-2107
Web site
  • Monona Grove School District
  • 5301 Monona Drive
  • Monona, WI 53716
  • Phone: (608) 221-7660
  • Fax: (608) 221-7688
  • Monona Grove School District
  • 5301 Monona Drive
  • Monona, WI 53716
  • Phone: (608) 221-7660
  • Fax: (608) 221-7688

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