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Administrators play an important role in the success of new teachers. School and district administrators who​ support new teachers in becoming fully qualified and credentialed, increase new teacher retention rates and improve the quality of educational experiences for students.

As we continue to navigate Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), and an increasing percentage of teachers eligible for retirement, it will be important to plan ahead for new hires in the years to come.  In anticipation, the SDCOE Teacher Induction program wants to provide you with some information to assist in planning preliminary budgets with regards to California Teacher Induction for your newly-hired teachers.

Administrators increase the success of teachers participating in the SDCOE Teacher Induction program in a variety of ways. Thank you for your support of new teachers and for your ongoing dedication to their success!

Here are a few important highlights regarding ways school and district administrators support their new teachers:​

  • ​Work with the District Lead to select support providers who mee​​t selection criteria

  • Ensure all support providers understand their responsibilities to and the requirements of the SDCOE Teacher Induction Program outlined in the Support Provider Memorandum of Understanding, including mandatory attendance to training for all new support providers.​

  • Identify as soon as possible al​​​l eligible participating teachers 

  • Match participating teachers with support providers (preferred match includes same site and similar grade level, credential authorization, and subject matter)

  • Conduct initial Site Orientation for participating teachers to inform them about site and district resources, personnel, health and safety, and special education policies and procedures

  • Limit extracurricular duties for both participating teachers and support providers

  • Provide release time for classroom observations for participating teachers and support providers

  • ​Attend Advisory Committee meetings and participate in required accreditation activities

The administrator’s awareness and acceptance of the supportive, non-evaluative and growth minded approach to participating teacher support provides teachers with a sense of collegiality and security during their critical first years in the profession. 

The program’s purpose is to provide a safe environment which supports teachers as they grow in their professional practice and transform into lifelong, reflective practitioners.  SDCOE Teacher Induction endeavors to build upon teacher preparation experiences and expand skill levels in the ability to reflect on student progress and instructional strategies.​

San Diego County Office of Education is committed to providing quality teacher induction services.  The program provides preliminary credential holders the support they need through regular mentoring, personalized professional growth plans aligned with school and district goals, and standards-based guided practice required for program completion. Currently, SDCOE's Teacher Induction program serves over 25 school districts across the region, and we look forward to your partnership.​​