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 2018).

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 24 - Sioux Falls
    • July 24 - Aberdeen
    • July 27 - Rapid City
    • August 10 - Brookings
    • September 14 (makeup date) - Pierre
    • September 14 (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 5 & 6 (2019) 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 will satisfy the district mentoring requirements for alternative certification teachers. 
  • DOE will require a completed W-9 form and License Plate # for reimbursement

Substitute Reimbursement
  • Kick-Off -  If attending September 14th.
    • Districts will receive up to $100 substitute reimbursement per mentor
  • Mentoring
    • A $500 substitute reimbursement for mentoring time will be shared between the new teacher district and the assigned mentor district dependent on need.

To complete your application you must upload an
Administrator Sign-off form
signed by your principal and your business manager.


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

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

Verification of agreement to terms of program

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Reminder

If chosen, you will be required to attend ONE of the following kick-off events with your assigned mentor:
  • July 24 - Sioux Falls
  • July 24 - Aberdeen
  • July 27 - Rapid City
  • August 10 - Brookings
  • September 14 (makeup date) - Pierre
  • September 14 (makeup date) - Rapid City
If chosen, you will be required to attend the Summer Academy
June 5 & 6 (2019) 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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