MACM Mentor Application
If you are interested in submitting an application for the 2019-2020 school year, please see the information below. We will be actively recruiting Early Childhood Special Educators (those with 0-5 or preschool-8 endorsements) for the ’19-’20 school year, in addition to those with 282 and 286 certification at the elementary and secondary levels.
The ideal mentor will have
- At least 5 years’ experience supporting students with disabilities
- A current or recently expired (for retired teachers) certification with one of the following endorsements: 282, 286, 290, 291, or as a Special Education Administrator
- A history of creative, innovative student support in all educational environments
- Ability to collaborate with others
- An interest in increasing the number of qualified special educators in Maine
- A degree of comfort using technology
- Some will have an interest in teaching an online university course for a group of mentees. You will be compensated as adjunct faculty, and the course will be developed for you
Successful mentors will
- Maintain ongoing contact with their mentee(s) throughout the school year. Contact can be via phone, e-mail, distance technology (i.e. Zoom), and/or in person
- Conduct 2 observations of your mentee(s) each semester. Observations may be videotaped or be conducted vial distance technology
- Provide support, ideas, and resources for your mentee(s) as needed
Mentors will receive a stipend for each mentee, and may use all MACM activities as contact hours or, if you prefer, CEUs, toward your own recertification.
Adjunct Instructors will provide supervision and support as needed to the mentors of their seminar students.
Still have questions? Contact Valerie Smith, Project Coordinator, @ Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 581-2419 and leave a message.
Ready to get started? Please fill out the application form below.
You also will need three references—one from a building administrator, one from a fellow teacher, and one from a special education director.
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