Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2021


Teacher attrition rates are higher for new teachers within their first five years than any other level of experience. Due to high turnover rates for novice teachers, most public schools have implemented induction and mentoring programs to help address this concern. However, many private schools are not afforded this opportunity. This school improvement project addresses the need for a new teacher mentoring program at a private school in Southern California. The plan addresses the implementation and program's plan for a mentor to lead a novice teacher through his/her first year of teaching. A literature review is included which highlights the need for a mentoring program and some of the best practices that should be included.