By providing mentorship, NEA-NM and the Center for Community Schools work to ensure early career educators are prepared to design inclusive spaces for all learners by employing anti-racist, community-based, identity-affirming, and culturally and linguistically responsive practices in their classrooms.
This mentorship program provides meaningful opportunities for personal and professional connections between mentees and mentors, assuaging early career educators' feelings of being “unprepared” for the complex work of teaching in diverse learning communities across our state. Mentor support is aimed to be timely, relevant, and flexible.
Mentors and mentees connect for 2-5 hours monthly throughout the school year. Meetings are scheduled and designed to meet the needs of mentees. Mentors participate in a robust training program and engage in professional learning opportunities alongside their mentees. Both mentors and mentees receive stipends to support the time spent engaging in the work outside the school day.
While our 23-24 Mentors have been selected, we encouraged interested educators to review the 24-25 school year applications to find out more details about this unique opportunity. Applications for our next cycle are due by May 17, 2024.
If you have any questions or want to speak to someone about program details, please email us.
- Center For Community Schools
- [email protected]