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San Antonio, Texas 78212
210-554-2275 (phone)

New Teacher and Mentor Support

SAISD's Induction Program sets the foundation for educators to thrive in SAISD by growing and retaining high-quality educators through equity-centered pipelines in partnership with our campuses, communities, and stakeholders.


Click Here to register as a New Teacher to our Canvas Cohort.

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For teaching advice, micro-lessons, stories, and more.


To submit questions, stories, or successes, please fill out our google form.

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New Teacher Support Specialist offers support around self care, curriculum, professional development, and tools and tips. Additionally, we offer support services to assisting in navigating the variety of support systems and personnel in SAISD. Lastly, feel free to connect with us. We are here to guide and support our new teachers in your journey here in SAISD.
    • Interactive Journals
    • Semester 1
    • Semester 2
    • Online Community Chats (NTA Canvas Course)
    • Classroom Management
    • Routines and Procedures (on interactive journal)
    • Classroom Culture
    • Beyond T-TESS (on interactive journal)
    • Organization/ Time management (on interactive journal)
    • District/ Professional Navigation
    • Documentation
    • ARD etc.
      • Tech blended learning
      • New Teacher Connect
      • Podcast
      • CIA 
      • Kagan Learning
      • Language Rich
      • Monthly Virtual PD (attached to interactive journal)
      • Links to EPICS/etc. 

Learn About Our Mentor Support


SAISD's mentor program provides support to teachers in their first two years in the profession. Mentors meet weekly with their mentee to guide them in all aspects of induction as professional educators. Mentors complete annual training to stay current with mentoring practices and skills. Each campus also has a designated Campus Mentor Coordinator who strategically pairs new teachers with a mentor and holds meetings at the campus level. New teachers with more than two years experience are provided with a Campus Buddy who serves as a resource to the teacher primarily around campus and district procedures. 

SAISD Mentors can enroll in the Mentor Canvas Course and access the resources below by going to

  • If you are new to SAISD and in your first or second year of teaching, you will receive support as part of the program. If you do not know who your mentor is, please contact our office at 210-554-8521 or
  • You can access all the details at the New Teacher Orientation website.

  • Every campus has a Campus Mentor Coordinator who pairs new teachers with mentors. You may also contact our office at 210-554-8521 or
  • SAISD requires that a mentor have at least three years of teaching experience and meet the objective hiring criteria for the district (9 of 16 dimensions of T-TESS are rated as Proficient with no rating of Improvement Needed). Ideally, mentors teach the same grade level/content area as their mentee, but such a pairing is not always possible. All mentor assignments must be approved by the campus principal.
  • In general, mentors should support mentees with all aspects of becoming a professional educator. Specific mentoring activities are outlined in campus- and district-level mentor meetings. For questions, email
  • Mentors must complete annual training provided by the district. Mentors meet weekly or bi-weekly (depending on the mentee's years of service) and submit weekly meeting logs. Mentors should contact their Campus Mentor Coordinator for more details or email
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It is the policy of San Antonio ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and SAISD's board policies DIA, FFH, and FFI. 

Es norma del distrito de San Antonio no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, identidad de género, expresión de género, orientación sexual o discapacidad, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda, y las pólizas DIA, FFH, y FFI de la mesa directiva de SAISD.

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