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McDowell County Schools 
Beginning Teachers Web page
 
Beginning Teacher Support Program Contact Information
 Ms. Susan Westall
(828)-652-4535 ext. 301
susan.westall@mcdowell.k12.nc.us
 
Help I am a brand new teacher
 

 

Beginning Teacher Support Program

 
Goals

One primary and direct goal of the BTSP is to help new teachers improve skills and build confidence to become successful educators. BTs will only reach their fullest potential with systems of support from the state, school district, local school and quality mentors. North Carolina’s program includes these components in order to provide a systematic structure of support for beginning teachers.

 

Other goals of the BTSP are to ensure that BTs:

       meet the states professional teaching standards;

       impact the learning of all students in distinguished ways and;

       choose to remain in the profession and become future master teachers, teacher leaders, skilled administrators, and superintendents.

 

 

Beginning Teacher Support Program Timetable:

 

Year 1

The beginning teacher:

- is assigned a mentor

- is provided an orientation

- develops a Professional Development Plan

- completes any professional development required/prescribed by the LEA

- is observed at least four times culminating with a summative evaluation


Year 2

The beginning teacher:

- continues to have a mentor teacher

- updates the Professional Development Plan

- completes any professional development required/prescribed by the LEA

- is observed at least four times culminating with a summative evaluation


Year 3

The beginning teacher:

- continues to have a mentor teacher

- updates the Professional Development Plan

- completes any professional development required/prescribed by the LEA

- is observed at least four times culminating with a summative evaluation

 
 
 

Helpful Websites for New Teachers

 
 
  
 
 
 
Congratulations on a successful year! 
      
 

2017-2018 Beginning Teacher Celebration!

 
 
 
 
 

 

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