NEST - NEW EDUCATORS’ SUPPORT TEAM IT TAKES A WHOLE DISTRICT TO RAISE A TEACHER. Youngstown City Schools Wendy Webb, Ed.D. - Superintendent Entry-Level Program Germaine Bennett – Executive Director of Human Resources Mary Carter, TSA – Coordinator of NEST
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East Middle School – Grade 5
City-wide Robotics Contest
Teachers passed the Praxis
III assessment in the
2001 – 2002 school year.
(assessment did not count)
take the Praxis III assessment
in the 2002 - 2003 school year.
the Praxis III
Carol Rook - Mentor
Carol Rook and Matt Guarnieri – EYT and Mentor
As Entry-Level Teachers and Mentors in the Youngstown City Schools’ NEST Program, we strive for EYT – Enthusiasm, Yearning for Knowledge, and Teacher Growth.
Barb Ross, Lori Clark, Martha Romine
Our first NEST grant was awarded in 1998 by the Ohio Department of Education. It was written under the guidance of Dr. Susan Stevens. The Youngstown Education Association became a part of this grant by establishing union mentor positions. The YEA was also a part of the interview process for mentors. OEA provided various workshops for new teachers. We received grants from the ODE for four years. Grants are no longer available and the state pays $1100 to the district for each Entry-Level teacher.
'Partnerships in Pursuit of Quality Yield Success in the Classroom as well as on the Assembly Line'
Youngstown, Ohio. One of the first districts to receive a state grant to establish a mentoring program, the Youngstown City School District continues to be a leader in establishing new teachers through its New Educators' Support Team (NEST). This program pairs mentors and first-year teachers by subject-area, grade level and building, allowing for a unique and successful sharing of ideas, materials and methods. Mentors, all members of the Youngstown Education Association, are provided with mentor salaries, class coverage, and professional development opportunities and supplies. In addition to achieving a 92% rate of retention for new teachers, the teamwork between union and district officials saw 27 out of 28 of last year's participants successfully pass Ohio's assessment performance test.
NEA AWARDS BASED ON: Classroom as well as on the Assembly Line'NEA AWARDS BASED ON:
President of NEA – Reggie Weaver, Will Bagnola, Mary Carter, Corey Springer (Saturn Representative) - New Orleans – June 2003
New Educators Support Team
DKG is a professional honorary society of women educators. The Society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education.