Teacher and Administrator Mentoring Program

A group of Connected Lane County partners applied for and received $546,000 in funding from the Oregon Department of Education for the Beginning Teacher and Administrator Mentoring Program. The program will have a significant impact on how Lane County school districts support and develop new teachers and administrators. Funds will be used to implement coordination programs that:

  • Provide quality mentoring support;
  • Improve the educational performance of pupils;
  • Improve the leadership performance of new administrators;
  • Enable beginning teachers and administrators to be effective in teaching all pupils including those who are economically, culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse;
  • Improve professional success and retention of new teachers and administrators;
  • Ensure intensive, individualized support and assistance for participating teachers and administrators; and
  • Enable continuous program improvement through monitoring and evaluation.

Regional Achievement Collaborative Pilot Projects

Connected Lane County is one of 11 regional partnerships across the state of Oregon invited to participate in the Regional Achievement Collaborative Pilot. A program of the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), these regional collaboratives will help meet key student outcomes such as getting children ready for kindergarten, creating opportunities for high school students to earn college credit, and ensuring smooth transitions into career and college. Together, regional education partners will transform education and help the state of Oregon meet its 40-40-20 goals of higher attainment for all students by the year 2025.

Connected Lane County was chosen based on the depth of its partnerships, commitment to the success of students from pre-natal to age 22 (P-22), and the potential for implementing innovating and effective projects. The partnership will receive $50,000 for facilitation support through the Oregon Solutions Network. Through the Regional Achievement Collaboratives, Connected Lane County will share best practices and strategies and report on their progress to the Oregon Education investment Board and the Governor.

Because of the depth and breadth of partnerships already developed since educational partners in Lane County partners first came together to work on P-22 issues in 2010, Connected Lane County has been also asked by the OEIB to serve as a mentor and leader to other regions.