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Department of Professional Growth Systems

Building the capacity of our workforce

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. 


Our office is no longer receiving hardcopies or emailed PDF versions of the Mentor Verification List Form. You may complete and submit your school/office Mentor Verification using the link here.

Contact Information 

New Teacher Induction Program
45 W. Gude Drive, Suite 2400
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: (240) 740 - 8069

Dr. Yolanda Stanislaus

Serenity Moore

Emily Jimenez
Administrative Secretary


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 Checklist and Expectations 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, please fill out the Mentor Verification Google Form.
  • Mentors will receive an email containing the program details and Criteria and Duties 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 Logs for more information.
  • Mentors are expected to be trained--Training Opportunities are available for new mentors.
  • Mentors can receive payment for their services. Mentors should refer to the Stipend FAQs for more information. 


New Educators Video