On the morning of May 11, 22 faculty members met in the Hume Library to enjoy breakfast and reflect upon their individual and collective achievements as participants of Saint David’s Mentoring Program.
Designed to support new faculty in acclimating to the school, the program ensures two years of professional development focusing on classroom management, curriculum design, assessment, and best practice for teaching boys. Mentors meet with mentees on a weekly basis, conduct observations, provide feedback, and answer questions as they arise. Most importantly, mentors help new faculty experience a sense of belonging within the school community.
Highlighting each other’s instructional expertise and contributions to the school community, teachers shared anecdotes and accolades during the breakfast gathering. Mentees expressed gratitude for the ongoing support and guidance provided by the school while mentors acknowledged the enthusiasm, commitment, and ingenuity shown by Saint David’s newest teachers.