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New Teacher Induction Program
45 W. Gude Drive, Suite 2400
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Phone: (301) 217-5100

Gail Epps
Instructional Specialist

Geetha Kumar

The New Teacher Induction (NTI) Program

The primary goal of the New Teacher Induction Program is to support and retain novice and experienced new-to-MCPS educators through a comprehensive induction system that improves instructional practice and supports student achievement. 


The secondary goal of the program is to develop the leadership capacity of new-to-MCPS educators, mentors, and other critical personnel. 

The Mentor Program 

MCPS has a strong mentor program that supports new educators in their first three years with MCPS.


  • At the beginning of each school year, principals and supervisors are sent a memo outlining the mentor program for the year.
  • Principals and supervisors should refer to the memo's Selection Checklistpdf and Expectationspdf as they identify potential mentors.
  • Please note: New teachers with Consulting Teachers are not eligible for mentors unless a special exemption has been granted by NTI.
  • Once the selection process is complete, a mentor Verificationpdf form should be returned to NTI. 
  • Mentors will receive an email containing the program details and Criteria and Dutiespdf after they have been verified and given a mentor tab.
  • Mentors are expected to document their work through online mentor logs and should refer to the PDO Guide to Online Mentor Logspdf for more information.
  • Mentors are expected to be trained--Training Opportunitiespdf are available for new mentors.
  • Mentors can receive payment for their services. New Policy is in effect starting February 1, 2018. Mentors should refer to the updated Stipend FAQspdf for more information. 



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