Welcome to the Mentor-Induction page of the Dover Sherborn Public Schools' website.
The Dover Sherborn Public Schools boast a successful track record of attracting and retaining highly qualified and dedicated practitioners. One of the most important elements to our success is a well defined and executed mentor-induction program for all teachers new to the profession and/or new to Dover-Sherborn.
Mrs. Callie Egan, DSMS Foreign Language Curriculum Supervisor, oversees the mentor-induction program with the skilled assistance and support of trained teacher leaders and mentors assigned to each of our four schools. Mentors work with newly appointed teachers in a formal setting throughout one's first year of employment at DS, and of course remain in place on an as needed, informal basis for one's second and subsequent years of employment.
The Mentor-Induction program in place at DS adheres to DESE guidelines set forth for Induction of Beginning Educators and the Department's Standards for Induction Programs for Teachers. The DESE also publishes Guidelines for Induction Programs, which we follow at DS.
Among the many online, personal, and print resources made available to new teachers, we encourage practitioners to visit newteacherhelp.com as a tool in cultivating best practices.