Become a Mentor Teacher in Kansas City

Mentor Teacher Program

Become a Mentor Teacher in Kansas City

Mentor Teacher Program

Become a Mentor Teacher in Kansas City

Mentor Teacher Program

The Educator Academy

Mentor a Resident

High quality mentor teachers are the cornerstone to our residents’ development and success. At The Educator Academy, we envision a city where an equitable education is guaranteed. The Educator Academy recruits and develops teachers for Kansas City schools with the hopes of creating a network of well trained and supported teachers united in vision for equitable education for all students in Kansas City. This mission cannot be achieved without a deep commitment from our mentor teachers.

In addition to taking part in supporting the next generation of highly effective educators, mentor teachers experience a unique opportunity for their own development in community with other teacher leaders. Effective mentors have proven to be the most critical component of a resident’s experience and success. We firmly believe that strong mentorship leads to strong resident development and teacher retention.

Looking for a different opportunity to help new teachers? Check out our cooperating teacher program!

Become a Mentor Teacher

Become a Mentor

Mentor teachers are essential to resident development. The residency model requires resident-learning through practical experience in the classroom. As a mentor teacher, you guide a resident’s development through instructional modeling and sharing behind-the-scenes realities of teaching, while building a strong relationship through mutual trust, feedback and reflection. You are essential to The Educator Academy’s residency model because of the lasting impact mentor teachers have on their residents teaching practice.




Become a Mentor Teacher


Make an Impact

The impact of the Mentor Teacher is multi-faceted. As a teacher leader, you are influencing students and your school community. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to widen that influence by empowering your Resident with effective and responsive teaching practices through modeling instructional practices and facilitating Resident reflection.

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Community Building

As part of the Mentor Teacher experience, you will meet and collaborate with a diverse network of teacher leaders who will challenge your thinking, share mentoring and instructional practices, and deepen your understanding of the education landscape. The Educator Academy strives to cultivate a strong network of Mentor Teachers who can support and connect personally and professionally, not only during the residency year, but for lifelong professional relationships. 

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Earn a Stipend

Effective mentoring requires a deep commitment, which includes critical planning and problem solving, consistent reflections, effective modeling of classroom practices, and, most importantly, intentional relationship building. Because of the value of these essential mentor skills, we compensate Mentor Teachers. The payment plan can be found below: 

    • Daily Mentoring in the classroom – $2,100
    • Summer PD (July 6th – 8th | 8:30-4:30) – $300
    • Quarterly PLC’s – Up to $600 

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Professional Development

Each quarter we have a full day of professional development with all The Educator Academy Mentor Teachers. We gather as Mentor Teachers to connect on experiences, deepen coaching practices, and craft a Resident development plan aligned with The Educator Academy programming.

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Become a Mentor Teacher

Mentor Teacher Requirements

Interested in this opportunity? Check the requirement below to see if this is a good fit for you!

  • 3 year minimum teaching experience; have taught at your host school for +1 year
  • Certified in content area being taught
  • Committed to hosting a Resident for entire school year
  • Capacity and willing to engage in consistent feedback and support of the Resident’s education and growth
  • Participate in summer and quarterly professional development sessions

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Become a Mentor Teacher

Apply to be a Mentor!

Does this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you? Submit your application today to support education through the development and mentorship of teachers!

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