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Centre for Teaching, Learning & Research

Mentorship Program

Mentoring is taken seriously at 鶹Ƶ. We are a school built on character and community and we want our new staff to be welcomed and valued.
Supporting Our Mentees
For our mentees, we take time to listen and get to know the new members of our community. We also welcome back members who have been away on leave and ensure they are feeling supported. Additionally, for our mentees we:
  • Offer On Boarding in June and August
  • Plan for group meetings with new staff throughout the year
  • Plan scheduled times for mentees to meet with their mentor and also for mentors and mentees to meet informally

Supporting Our Mentors

Led by Kelly Smolinski, we build a team of mentors who support each other as well as their mentees. We also engage mentors in contributing to the plan for transitioning those who were on leave and welcoming new members to our community. Additionally, for our mentors we:
  • Provide training in caring communities
  • Provide training in solution-focused conversations

Meet Our Mentors

    • Kelly Smolinski, Lead Mentor

    • Rachel Baker

    • Teresa Melville

    • Liz Wong

    • Blair Yungblut

"Mentoring has allowed me to support new teachers around understanding the culture of the school, assisting in navigating challenging situations and to be there to celebrate their successes with them. As lead teacher mentor, I collaborate with other mentors to ensure we're consistent with our approach. I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to be a mentor at 鶹Ƶ; it has been an exciting and rewarding role."    
- Kelly Smolinski, Lead Mentor

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443 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4S 2L8
Tel: 416 482 9811
We acknowledge with gratitude the Ancestral lands upon which our main campus is situated. These lands are the Ancestral territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Anishinabek and the Wendake. The shared responsibility of this land is honoured in the Dish with One Spoon Treaty and as settlers, we strive to care for the land, the waters, and all creatures in the spirit of peace. We are responsible for respecting and supporting the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. When away from this campus we vow to be respectful to the land by protecting and honouring it. We will create relationships with the people and the land we may visit by understanding the territories we enter and the nations who inhabit them.
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