Teacher of Color Mentor Program

  • Join the next generation of Anoka-Hennepin educators of color

    The Anoka-Hennepin Teacher of Color Mentorship Retention program was created to increase and retain teachers of color. A culturally responsive and effective induction process that includes orientation, building teacher support networks, providing seminars and workshops, and mentoring based upon standards of effective instruction is a means to retaining excellent and diverse educators.

    Program details:

    • Focuses on understanding identities and building upon new teachers' strengths, including cultural understanding, lived experiences, and high expectations.
    • Promotes systems that support teachers to experience their profession in more culturally relevant ways.
    • Centers on social-emotional support and teachers of color and American Indian teachers' sense of well-being.
    • Encourages efforts to build informal mentoring networks.

    The Teacher of  Color Mentorship program is made available by a grant funded by the Minnesota Department of Education.