Dissertation - NLU Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Dr. Vicki Gunther
Mentoring plays an important role for teachers entering the profession. To support them, most school districts currently use site-based mentors who teach full-time, and in addition to their teaching responsibilities, they mentor new teachers part time. The first part of my 3-part dissertation was a program evaluation of the mentoring program, using site-based mentors, for first-year teachers in Northwest Suburban School District A where I serve as an administrator (Chung, 2018). The purpose of this Change Leadership Plan, the second part of my 3-part dissertation, is to propose a plan to use full-time release mentors who would focus solely on mentoring first year teachers on their caseload. Part of this Change Leadership Plan includes survey data from a neighboring district which releases their mentors from all teaching responsibilities. While the majority of school districts use part time mentors, often referred to as site-based mentors, this Change Leadership Plan investigates the additional levels of support that full-time release mentors could offer new teachers in Northwest Suburban School District A.
Chung, Jhoon, "UTILIZING FULL-TIME RELEASE MENTORS IN A SUBURBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT: A CHANGE LEADERSHIP PLAN" (2018). Dissertations. 333.