TAGT is thrilled to incorporate a mentorship opportunity into the new Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)! By becoming an ELP mentor, you will have the chance to provide support and encouragement to new district G/T coordinators as they navigate and grow in their position. Choosing to become a mentor offers you the chance to feel an immense sense of personal achievement and satisfaction as you support another individual in their professional quests. Mentors will be matched with an ELP participant based on similar district demographics and/or identified needs. 

Mentor Qualifications

  • Currently working in the field or retired with minimum of 8 years of experience
  • Have or have had the responsibility for district G/T program leadership
  • University-based mentors working in the field of gifted education should have experience in the school district setting
  • Must be a TAGT member
  • Commit to mentoring an ELP participant for a minimum of one (1) year
  • Preview the mentor application
  • Complete the mentor application

Mentor Responsibilities
Mentors will answer questions and provide guidance to one TAGT Emerging Leaders Program participant on an as-needed basis. Mentors are not responsible for directing changes in the participant’s G/T program nor will they offer suggestions contrary to district policies/procedures or state law. Mentors must participate in an online meeting with participants in Fall 2020 and an online question and answer session in March of 2021. Mentors are encouraged to attend additional online ELP trainings, giftED20, Leadership Conference 2021, and Gifted+Equity Conference 2021 to meet with their mentees.