Induction Mentors

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WE
mentor
our graduates for two years

Mentorship and Individualized Support


Learn about TR@TC through the eyes of Vincent Pham, a 2017 graduate of the program. He answers the following questions:

1. How TR@TC supported him during Induction.

2. How TR@TC has continued to engage with him throughout his career.

3. How TR@TC has supported him in developing his teacher leadership skills and/or workshopping new endeavors.

Induction Mentors


We understand how important it is to provide educators with space and resources to ensure a sustainable career in teaching. Therefore, our mission and vision center on encouraging career longevity. Thus, upon graduation, alumni (Induction Residents) participate in a two-year Induction program and are paired with a paid Induction Mentor who provides individualized support in navigating the multifaceted joys and challenges of teaching in NYC public schools. To learn more about our Induction Mentors for academic year 2021-2022, see below!

Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • Former K-12 Educator (7 yrs)
  • Adjunct Instructor, City College
  • Dual Language/Bilingual Ed, TESOL, Differentiation
  • CUNY-NYSIEB Featured Teacher & Researcher
Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • Former K-12 Educator (10 yrs in LA & NYC)
  • Founding member of the BELA Charter High School
  • Ethnic Studies, ELA, Social Studies, TESOL, Differentiation, Activism
Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • Former K-12 Educator (20 yrs NYCDOE) 
  • Professor, BMCC, Hunter, Brooklyn & City College
  • Ph.D., Anthropology
  • ELA, Social Studies, ENL/TESOL, SPEd
Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • Former K-12 Educator (7 yrs)
  • Founder and Director of The Black Teacher Project
  • Partner of the POSSE Foundation
  • Ph.D., Urban Education
  • Social Studies, ELA, Leading from the classroom, Talking about race, with young people
Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • NYCDOE Educator (13 yrs)
  • Former Elementary School Teacher (3 yrs / all subjects)
  • 6-12 Educator (10 yrs), TYWLS Bronx
  • TESOL/ENL, Computer Science, Differentiation, Restorative Justice, Student Engagement
Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • A 30-year career in education 
    • 6-12 Teacher
    • Staff Developer
    • School Leader
  • Teacher leadership, TESOL, Literacy Development, ELA, Social Studies, Navigating conversations with school leadership
Not Mentoring for 2021-22

Experience & Expertise

  • Former K-12 Educator (13 yrs)
  • Bilingual Ed, Science, STEM, Differentiation
  • Instructional Coach (Science)
  • He is taking a break this year but is available to share resources and thought partnerships.
Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • Former K-12 Educator (11 yrs)
  • Mentored 1st-gen undergrads through CUNY
  • Ph.D., Urban Education
  • ELA, History of Ed, Africana Studies, Ethnic Studies, Post-Graduate Mentorship, Leading from the classroom
Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • Former K-20 Educator (10 yrs)
  • Online Curriculum & Instruction
  • Research/Teaching: STEM, Ethnic Studies in Science, Race & Anti-Blackness, Abolition, Decolonial Science/Education
Not Mentoring for 2021-22

Experience & Expertise

  • 9-12 integrated arts with humanities HS teacher (20 yrs) 
  • Staff Developer: music/theatre: vocabulary/healing justice
  • body-based liberation practices 
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