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HB2574 was signed into law in July 2007 and provided support and funding for the creation of a beginning teacher, beginning administrator mentoring program. In addition to helping transition beginning teachers and administrators into the classrooms/schools and acculturate them to the specific school and district setting in which they will work, the goal of the mentor program is to provide support and services for teachers and administrators with less than three years of experience that results in, quality instruction and leadership, student achievement, and retention of new teachers and administrators. Ultimately the desire is to cultivate and build the capacity of teaching professionals who can foster complex student learning. Biennially since 2007, the Oregon legislature has provided general funds to support the Oregon Beginning Teacher, Beginning Administrator Mentoring Program. When leveraged with other funds creates a robust system of addressing the state's mentoring needs.

  • OR Revised Statutes 329
    This link provides the most recent Statutes regarding the mentoring program. Please reference ORS 329.788, 329.790, 329.795, 329.800, 329.805, 329.810, 329.815, 329.820 for laws specific to the mentoring program.

  • OR Administrative Rule 581-018
    This link provides the most recent Administrative rules regarding the mentoring program. Please reference OARs 581-018-0130 through 581-018-0151 for rules specific to the mentoring program.

Oregon Mentoring Program Standards adopted!

At the August 2014, State Board of Education Meeting, the Oregon Mentoring Program Standards PDF were adopted!
Feedback received during the process was the incorporation of equity throughout the standards as well as having the standalone standard focusing on equity. These revisions were made with the help and expertise from several of our workgroup members and mentoring advocates.

Mentoring Program Standards describe the structures and functions, processes, and effective practices necessary for a quality program. Effective mentoring is foundational to a quality program. An essential element of a mentoring program is a professional mentor who understands and utilizes the skills, strategies and tools necessary for the continuous development of teachers and administrators.

Mentoring Network Meetings

Resources, information and documents related to the Oregon Mentoring Network meetings.

Resources & Research

This page contains resources, information, and documents/forms necessary to meet the criteria of the grant, and that sub-recipients are to use and turn in to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).

Data Reports and Surveys

Grant Announcements and Applications

The Oregon Beginning Teacher and Administrator Mentorship Program was established in 2007 through the passage of HB 2574. In 2013, the Oregon Legislature increased funding for the Oregon Mentorship Program through The Network for Quality Teaching and Learning (HB 3233). The grant program is designed to support evidence-based mentorship programs for beginning teachers and administrators. Oregon Department of Education hosted a webinar to provide information and answer questions on July 25th. The Power Point and recording of the webinar is posted below the grant applications.
  • 2015-16 Grant Applications will be posted in the Spring of 2015.

Grant Recipients (2013-14) (2014-15)

2014-15 Continuation Grants awarded to:

Grant Recipients (2012-13)

Grant Recipients (2011-12)

  • Beaverton Instructional Mentoring Consortium
  • Lincoln County School District
  • Salem-Keizer/Woodburn Consortia Mentor Program
  • Southern Oregon ESD
  • Washington County Consortium
  • Lebanon Community School District
  • Parkrose School District
  • West Linn-Wilsonville School District

  • Tanya Frisendahl Email    (503) 947-5754
    Educator Effectiveness - Education Specialist

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