Mentor Program

All new-to-profession teachers are required by the Kansas State Department of Education to participate in an approved 2-year mentoring program. New-to-profession counselors, library media specialists and reading specialists are required to participate in an approved 1-year mentoring program.

Orion's KSDE-approved mentoring programs help support districts that do not have their own programs in place. The programs are a combination of face-to-face and virtual professional learning to support mentees and mentors. 

Education Consultants at Orion can also serve as a mentor to a new teacher if a district is short on mentors.

Responsibilities of mentor’s include:

  • Virtual training prior to the new teacher’s first contract day
  • 2 full-day face-to-face workshops
  • 1-hour meeting in the spring, either face-to-face or virtual
  • Monthly 45-minute webinars
  • Weekly meetings with new teacher
  • Weekly mentor journal entries
  • 3 new teacher observations 

**Mentors have the opportunity to earn 3 graduate credits through Baker University

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For questions regarding the mentoring program, please contact Shannon Fisher at sfisher@orioneducation.org or 316-992-7984.

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