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Induction Program

Induction is a process through which new teachers become effective teachers within the school system. Teachers are provided with the professional development they need to be successful in their first three years. Induction is a process that must be individualized; therefore, training must be differentiated by grade, content, and teacher experience. Mentoring is a critical component of induction, in that it provides for this differentiation and offers on-site, just-in-time support and coaching to teachers as they hone their craft.


Teacher orientation begins August 8-9 with "Early Bird" Sessions - click HERE

Full new teacher orientation begins August 12 at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center at 8:30 a.m. (arrive at 8 a.m. for registration).

  • All teachers new to the profession participate in induction activities until they receive tenure.
  • Veteran teachers, in their first year with SMCPS, participate in induction activities for a minimum of one year.
  • New Teacher Induction Program details
  • New Teacher Handbook

New Teacher Seminars are scheduled for this school year.
New Teacher Seminars continue monthly.

demoteach1Demonstration Classroom Lessons -  Lesson plans are provided for the first weeks of school for the school year are provided to many of our new teachers through this program.