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Mentor

Opening your doors and your practice to MTR Residents is a wonderful investment in the future of Memphis.

Mentors agree to:

  • Support and guide the Resident in the classroom
  • Collaborate with the Resident regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Actively model best practices in instruction
  • Examine and reflect on own classroom practice and student achievement with the Resident
  • Participate in ongoing mentor professional development
  • Work with the Resident during summer to plan for the fall and orient Resident to school
  • Play multiple roles in position as mentor: teacher, coach, advocate, collaborator, facilitator, learner, assessor
  • Provide feedback to MTR staff regarding program development, Mentor-Resident relationship, and Resident progress

MTR Mentors:

  • Teach at host schools with 2 or more years of teaching experience in an urban setting
  • Have achieved a Level 3 or higher TEM or TAP score
  • Hold a current license in their subject area
  • Meet school/district requirements for student teaching supervisors
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student achievement through their planning, instruction, classroom management, and evaluation of self and students
  • Commit to hosting a Resident for the entire school year
  • Participate in several days of summer mentor training as well as some ongoing training throughout the year

As an MTR Mentor you will…

  • Continue your own professional growth and development
  • Impact the future of Memphis by training the next generation of educators
  • Receive a $2500 stipend

Applying as a Mentor to MTR

Click Here to apply as a new mentor for the 2016-2017 School Year (if you have never been an MTR mentor before)

Click Here to apply as a returning mentor for the 2016-2017 School Year (if you have been an MTR mentor before)

Once the Mentor Application is complete, each applicant will be contacted by the Residency Director to begin the selection process. The process includes:

  • Mentor applicant observation by MTR staff member
  • Mentor applicant interview by MTR staff member
  • Mentor and resident final matches are made in late spring when all residents have been selected and have passed their PRAXIS II Content Knowledge exam