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)
Chair Monona Grove New Teacher Project Steering Committee
Director of Instruction
Monona Grove New Teacher Project Program Leader