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.
- 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
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 will participate in an online meeting with participants in Fall 2019. They will also be invited to participate in an online question and answer session in March of 2020. Mentors are encouraged to attend giftED19 and Leadership Conference to meet with their mentees.
- Dispelling Misconceptions + Five Tips for Mentors
- How Mentor and Mentee can Make the Most of It
- 9 Characteristics of a Good Mentoring Relationship