Induction Mentors

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Meet Our Induction Mentors

Induction Mentors guide our alumni during their first two years of teaching in New York City public schools. Alumni are matched and paired with Induction Mentors who visit their classrooms to assist them with curriculum development, lesson planning, classroom management, and more. 

Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • Former K-12 Educator (10 yrs LA & NYC Public Schools)
  • Founding member of the BELA Charter High School- a girl + gender-expansive STEAM school
  • Ethnic Studies, ELA, Social Studies, TESOL, Differentiation, Activism
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

Hear Testimony from Current Mentor Teacher & 2017 Alum Vincent Pham

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.

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Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise

  • Former K-12 Educator (10 yrs Medellín, Colombia & New York)
  • Spanish, Ethnic Studies, TESOL, Critical Pedagogy (including technology)
Not Mentoring This Year

Experience & Expertise

  • 9-12 Educator (8 yrs) 
  • Ph.D. student at the CUNY Graduate Center
  • ELA
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Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise 

  • 37 years in education, taught elementary, middle, and high school (25yrs)
  • School Administrator (12yrs)
  • Assistant Director @ The Teacher Center, SUNY Purchase
  • Curriculum Leader
  • Staff Developer


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Induction Mentor

Experience & Expertise:

  • Over ten years in education
    • Former K-12 Teacher, ELL Coordinator & Leader (NYC and MA)
    • Former 9-12 English as a Foreign Language Fellow at the Istituto Tecnico Pacioli di Crema, Leno, Italy
    • Former English Language and Literature Instructor at Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai, P.R. China
  • Founder and President of Language Compass
  • M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL), TC
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