New Teacher Mentoring Programs
Not all schools and districts have experienced mentors in the areas of DANCE, MEDIA ARTS, MUSIC, THEATRE or VISUAL ARTS to help when a teacher who is new to profession comes on board. MAAE works collaboratively with our member organizations when there is a need for a mentor in a given setting.
MAAE has also provided support for Mentoring initiatives for our member and affiliate organizations such as the MMEA New Teacher/Mentor Program.
When schools closed in March, 2020 due to the pandemic, hundreds of Missouri's student teachers had an abrupt end to their preservice training. MAAE wants to help connect teachers new to the profession with an experienced mentor to help ensure that any experiential gaps can be filled. This helps us fulfill our mission to promote arts education experiences for ALL Missouri students of the highest quality