South Dakota Mentor Program 
Overview

Who is ELIGIBLE to participate in the South Dakota Mentoring Program?
  • Must be a first year teacher employed by a South Dakota public school (or started teaching no sooner than January of 2019).

What is the DURATION of the New Teacher's commitment to the program?
  • New teachers agree to participate in the mentor program for a period of two years.

What is REQUIRED of a New Teacher?
  • Must obtain administrative sign-off to participate in the program
  • Must attend one kick-off day with assigned Mentor
    • July 23, 2019 - Sioux Falls
    • July 23, 2019 - Aberdeen
    • July 26, 2019 - Rapid City
    • August 9, 2019 - Brookings
    • September 13, 2019 (makeup date) - Pierre
    • September 13, 2019 (makeup date) - Rapid City
  • Must participate in 34 hours of mentoring - Minimum 18 hours of which must be face-to-face 
  • Must attend Summer Academy 
    • June 3 & 4 (2020) in Sioux Falls
THESE ACTIVITIES WILL BE REPEATED FOR YEAR TWO

What is the COMPENSATION for a new teacher participating in the South Dakota Mentor Program?
  • Meals and mileage reimbursement to attend Kick-Off
  • Mileage and Hotel reimbursement to attend Summer Academy
  • Mileage reimbursement for face-to-face mentoring if traveling between towns
  • Upon completion of the requirements of the two-year program, certified teachers will have met the credit requirements to renew their teacher certificate.  
  • Participation in the mentor program and purchasing credit both years will satisfy the district mentoring requirements for alternative certification teachers. 
  • Reimbursement will go through the school districts. 

Substitute Reimbursement
  • Kick-Off -  If attending September 13th.
To complete your application you must upload an
Administrator Sign-off form
signed by your principal and your business manager.


Click to access 
Administrator Sign-off form.

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* 1. Administrator Sign-Off Form upload (REQUIRED! Please do not complete this application until this documentation is acquired for upload)

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* 2. Contact Information

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* 3. This is my

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* 4. Type of Certificate

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* 5. I prefer

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* 6. What grade span do you teach?  Choose the one that best describes your teaching assignment.  This information will assist in assigning you a mentor.

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* 8. Verification of agreement to terms of program

Reminder

If chosen, you will be required to attend ONE of the following kick-off events with your assigned mentor:
  • July 23, 2019 - Sioux Falls
  • July 23, 2019 - Aberdeen
  • July 26, 2019 - Rapid City
  • August 9, 2019 - Brookings
  • September 13, 2019 (makeup date) - Pierre
  • September 13, 2019 (makeup date) - Rapid City
If chosen, you will be required to attend the Summer Academy
June 3 & 4 (2020) in Sioux Falls
REMEMBER TO CLICK "SUBMIT" WHEN FINISHED!
Note:  The access code to sign up for a kick-off is  "mentor4life"

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