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Induction & Mentoring

The Teacher Induction program is designed to support new teachers in their first years with us.

The Induction program will include several different ways we provide support, including site-based mentors and monthly opportunities to meet with and learn from others.

For information, staff can find detailed information and induction on the Induction Google Site.

Seminars and Ongoing Professional Development

Induction is a year-long process, addressing the needs of new teachers in different phases of their first year. Ongoing professional development is based on both individual and instructional needs as the year progresses.


New hires participate in three days of orientation designed to provide an overview of our system priorities, understand the resources available to you, and get to know your school and supportive colleagues. Newly hired educators attend orientation August 7-9, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Monthly Seminars

Each seminar is developed with a long-range plan that addresses the growth of the teacher throughout the year. Seminars include multiple models of delivery to address the variety of teacher needs.


Specific professional learning experiences are designed to address the needs of teachers based on experience and expertise:

  • New Teachers in their first full year
  • New Teachers with some experience (<5 years)
  • Veteran Teachers from other districts
  • Conditionally Certified Teachers

Further, differentiated professional development is designed to address specific content and program needs.

Schedule of Induction Seminars

Teachers in their first year with SMCPS will meet from 5:00-7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month except for January :

  • September 4, 2024

  • October 2, 2024

  • November 6, 2024

  • December 4, 2024

  • February 5, 2025

  • March 5, 2025

  • April 2, 2025

  • May 7, 2025

New Teacher Orientation

New Teacher Orientation landing page.

Sessions will be held at the Dr. J. A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.

For more information please email Heather Husk at

Contact Information

Heather Husk
Instruction Resource Teacher, 
Induction and Mentoring
23160 Moakley Street, 
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-475-5511 ext. 32102