The mission of the mentoring program is to recruit, develop, and retain quality educators. Through this program beginning and veteran teachers new to McKinney ISD will receive guidance, support, and growth. The mentor program will provide opportunities for teachers to sharpen their skills, which will enable them to enrich the learning of their students.
The term mentee is used to identify those teachers who will receive support through The McKinney Connection Mentor Program. Mentees are those teachers who are in their first or second year of teaching and veteran teachers who are new to McKinney. The program is also available to veteran McKinney teachers who have received a change in teaching assignment. All mentees will receive support for a minimum of one year with first and second year teachers receiving support from The McKinney Connection Mentor Program for at least two years.
The term mentor is used to identify those teachers who will be assigned a first or second year teacher or a veteran teacher who is new to the district to provide support during their first years with the McKinney Independent School District. Mentors will be paired with a mentee prior to or at the start of the new school year and will continue on with that teacher for a minimum of one year with a veteran teacher and a minimum of two years with a new teacher.
Campus coordinators are administrators who agree to oversee The McKinney Connection Mentor Program at their home campus. The campus coordinator will identify and assign mentors for the teachers who will be new to their campus. Campus coordinators will also facilitate meetings at their campuses for the teachers involved in The McKinney Connection Program.