Charlie Costello joined the Alaska Statewide Mentor Project as a mentor in the Fall of 2008. He was eager to help new teachers become effective and confident in their careers. In his second year, he began planning and facilitating Friday Forum. This professional development training provides mentors with an opportunity to practice essential mentoring skills.
As a Mentor Coach, Charlie provides support and guidance for mentors as he assists them in the development of mentoring strategies, and will help as they refine their listening and questioning skills. He supports ASMP training to collect and analyze data, and use the results to guide instruction. The ASMP encourages mentors to develop a personal mentoring style.
Charlie received his Bachelors Degree in Special Education K-12 from Duquesne University. He taught two years in Pennsylvania and thirty years in Alaska. Charlie has lived in Alaska for thirty-four years with his wife Tina. He is the proud father of three daughters and grandpa to two grandchildren.