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Mentoring Program

Welcome new teachers to the Sioux Central Community School District! 

Welcome to our mentoring page! I am excited to say that Sioux Central offers a mentoring program for new teachers and new-to-this-school teachers! Below you will find an explanation for each one.

First-Year Teachers

The first year is a transition into the district and the mentor and the mentoring facilitator ensure new professionals have the necessary support to be successful classroom teachers! A first-year teacher will...

  • Participate in the book study Your First Year by Todd, Madeline, and Katherine Whitaker
  • Meet weekly with the lead mentor/instructional coach
  • Meet monthly with the entire group of mentees
  • Complete district requirements outlined for the program

Second Year Teachers

The second-year focuses on the Iowa Teaching Standards and classroom practice as well as continued support in the classroom. A second-year teacher will...

  • Meet monthly with the lead mentor/instructional coach
  • Provide examples of understanding the teaching standards
  • Complete requirements outlined for the program

New-to-Sioux Central

The mentoring program is also available for those teachers who have their standard teaching license but are new to the Sioux Central School District. A first-year teacher will...

  • Complete district requirements including regular meetings with the lead mentor/instructional coach