An Open Letter to Our School Districts, Administrators and Teachers
September 8, 2021
"Every student in Alaska will have the benefit of a great teacher."
— ASMP mission.
A message from the Program Manager:
As we begin our 18th year mentoring early career teachers across Alaska, ASMP has
much to celebrate.
This year, our cadre of 11 full-release mentors are serving 115 teachers who live across the state of Alaska. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Department of Education and Early Development (DEED), Alaska Staff Development Network and seventeen districts who were able to cost-share with us. Our mentors excel at providing continuous, individual support for teachers.
This school year, mentors have returned with renewed dedication to Alaska’s teachers and students. Committed to their own professional development, they are studying Elena Aguilar’s Coaching for Equity book to understand how conversations can disrupt educational equities.
We are excited to collaborate with our early career teachers, using teaching and coaching cycles to dig into standards based lesson planning and analyze student learning. We observe instruction using indicators of optimal learning environments that the teachers choose.
ASMP is constantly adapting to our ever-changing educational landscape. When we are not there in person, we use powerful and sustainable methods to collaborate with teachers and observe classrooms via remote, secure means. Innovation, flexibility, resilience, and growth mindsets are the hallmark of mentors as they support teachers to provide instruction in culturally responsive ways. Our high-leverage tools help facilitate teacher growth and reflection. We are ready for this school year and hope to meet many of you!
Give to ASMP
Donate Online Please note K-12 Outreach Program (20419) when prompted for gift designation.
Checks can also be mailed to:
UAF Development c/o UA Foundation
P.O. Box 755080
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Please make checks payable to UA Foundation and include K-12 Outreach Program (20419) in the note. If you have questions, please contact UAF Development at 474-2619.
To our cost-sharing districts!
We have been fortunate to have a number of districts that have offered to help pay for mentoring services.
Thank you, for helping our program succeed:
|Copper River||Northwest Arctic|
|Lake and Peninsula||Tanana|
|L. Kuskokwim||Yukon Koyukuk|
Every student in Alaska has the benefit of a great teacher.
Great teachers help our children to learn, grow, and thrive. They make learning exciting and tap into the knowledge, skills, and resources of local communities to help students achieve both personal and academic success.
MISSIONGive new teachers the support they need to succeed.
The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project exists to lift up and support the profession of teaching in Alaska. The project provides individualized support to first- and second-year teachers, developing an effective teaching force that is responsive to the diverse academic needs and cultural backgrounds of all students.