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52 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000
Fax: 845.497.4030
Mentor Program

Mentor Program

Mentor Program Goals/Purpose

·         Provide guidance and orientation to teachers who are new to the school district

·         To provide an opportunity for initially certified teachers to meet their requirement for 100 hours of professional development every five years

·         Fulfill the Commissioner’s regulations for a mentoring experience

·         Retain teachers in the District and ensure quality teaching and instruction for the students in the District

·         Assist new teachers in the development of their teaching abilities and in learning the culture of the school system

·          Promote best practices in the school district by sharing the knowledge and expertise of experienced master teachers

·         To match each first year teacher to the District with a mentor for one year.

·         To provide an on-going professional development program for teachers who are new to the school district

·         To provide new teachers with an opportunity for reflective practice

·          To provide the opportunity for a new teacher to develop a confidential professional relationship with an experienced professional

The following documents and forms are in Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. Get the free program.

Recommendations and Forms Needed for Newly Trained Mentors:
(These forms should be completed after the prospective mentor enrolls in and completes the Mentor Training Program.
Mentor Application 
1 recommendation from a tenured WCSD Administrator
3 recommendations from tenured WCSD Teachers, Counselors, School Psychologists, or Social Workers.
Download the forms below. (Use the same form for administrators and WTA members.)
Certification Documents
Mentor Program Advisory Council Members
Carla Sansone
Program Coordinator 

WTA - Appointed Members
Kathy Wurster - HS
Debra Zupko - LB
Dawn Henke - MS
Jane Nienstadt - RH
Mary Graziano - Taft

WAA - Appointed Members
Scott Courter
Katrina Kiernan
Melissa Pittman

Central Administration
Maureen Peterson
Director of Personnel and Staff Development
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