New Teacher Support Program

We believe all employees in SLPS benefit from a cohesive, sustained, job-embedded system.

Classroom Management

Upon request assigned instructional specialists work individually with teachers in their classrooms to develop strong classroom management strategies to create a classroom management plan for implementation.

General Knowledge Tutoring

Talent Development provides free tutoring to teachers in math, reading and/or essay portions of the GK Test. Multiple sessions throughout the year will be available. There are sessions offered in multiple locations. If you would like additional information on GK Tutoring opportunities contact Sally VanDereedt.

Individual Teacher Support

Individual support includes classroom visits, virtual supporting using Microsoft Teams or Skype, and tiered coaching with your schools assigned instructional specialist. Find the instructional specialist assigned to your school to request individual support.


New teachers will have a mentor from their school assigned to provide support. Mentors training is required to ensure effective mentor/mentee relationships.

New Educator Support Team (NEST)

School-based monthly support provided by each site’s NTSP administrator. Topics determined based on need.

New Teacher Symposium (NTS)

  • 2 full professional learning days prior to the start of the school year to all teachers new to SLPS. (Stipend provided)

New Teacher Orientations (NTO)

Provided monthly for new teachers hired throughout the year as their introduction to SLPS. A substitute teacher is provided for this orientation. The full day session is focused around CHAMPS/STOIC.

Refining and Improving Starting Educators (RISE)

  • SLPS RISE LOGO2 additional full professional learning days for brand new teachers during the school year for essential skills. (Substitute provided) Brand new teachers ONLY. If you would like additional information please contact Belinda Benner-Ordoñez.


Technology support and integration with Canvas, LessonCast, Swivl, TIMS Matrix, Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sway, Accessibility features, etc..
Provided support is unique to the individual and can be offered face-to-face or virtually depending on level of support and need.

Visit the Innovative Technology page for additional information on technology support and resources or contact Julia Hilburn.

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