The Educator Mentor Corp (EMC) is a new volunteer initiative of the Wheelock College Aspire Institute that seeks to mobilize retired educators from the Boston Schools and nearby suburban systems to help support, inspire and retain those entering the field of urban education. These are experienced educators who have skills in and a passion for mentoring new teachers and who:
- have ten or more years of teaching and mentoring experience, especially in the Boston Schools
- may be retired, near retiring age, or working part-time
- can commit to working with mentees over the school year on a weekly or needs-based schedule
- can participate in an EMC learning community meeting once a month, sponsored by Wheelock faculty, and including Boston Induction trainers, BTR staff and other invited presenters
Applicants will be selected by an EMC interview team in July: once selected, the EMC mentors will be matched with second and third year teachers in Boston schools, in collaboration with Lesley Ryan Millar, BPS Director of Teacher Development and Advancement, Kathy Aldred, BTU rep of the NTD, and Lynne Godfrey of BTR. Host school sites integrate EMC mentors as professional colleagues, including them in school-wide professional development and instructional improvement efforts. To learn more about the Educator Mentor Corps or to complete an application, please visit our website or contact Frannie Moyer, EMC Coordinator.