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First Year Teacher Academy

This cooperative provides support for new teachers, alternatively certified teachers, teachers returning to the classroom after being out of education for any period of time, and long-term substitutes.  The Region 9 First Year Teacher Cooperative provides the support new teachers need for classroom management, beginning of year procedures, lesson planning, and on-going support throughout the year.  One of the most important components of the cooperative is the collaboration that is provided in a cohort group throughout the region.

Support for Mentor Teacher

  • Assistance, if requested, for selection of new teacher mentor
  • Training for mentors of new teachers with specific information related to support new teachers 
  • Copy of Supporting Beginning Teachers by Tina Boogren


Support for New Teacher

  • Copy of The Handbook for the New Art and Science of Teaching containing instructional elements and strategies 
  • Copy of The Beginning Teacher’s Field Guide: Embarking on Your First Years by Tina Boogren, a guide that dives into the six phases every teacher goes through
  • Copy of The Distance Learning Playbook, a guide to preparing and delivering effective distance learning experiences 
  • Training opportunities during the fall semester and spring semester
  • On-going support throughout the school year purchased by the district





Contact Christy Johnson

School Phone:

Contact Miranda Havins

School Phone:
940-322-6928 # 8218