Take advantage of the ACSA Mentor Program — it’s free

October 19, 2020
ACSA members in their first or second year in any new administrative position are eligible to receive a skilled and experienced mentor.  Mentors are often retired administrators who want to give back to their profession. Building these professional relationships has proven to be an invaluable step in building successful careers. Those interested in the program can go to www.acsa.org/mentorprogram. This link will take you directly to an application, where you can sign up to be a mentor or a protégé. There is no additional charge for this service. Upon completion of the form, you will be contacted by one of our volunteer regional facilitators. Don’t fail to take advantage of this opportunity!   Here’s what some of the protégés are saying: “Participating in the ACSA Mentor Program has provided me an invaluable support during my first years as a new principal. The opportunity to connect with an experienced peer, on a regular basis has allowed me to protect time for reflection, advice and encouragement. I recommend to any new leader, or leader in a new role, to seek this support.” “Having a mentor has been invaluable. I sincerely appreciate the informal structure set up that allows for an authentic and safe place to air thoughts. My thinking partner has supported me in many facets. Her experience as a practitioner has been encouraging as I navigate my new role.”   “The mentor program has provided me with support from a seasoned, accomplished, and extraordinary leader. He guides me to devise real world solutions to the kind of challenges I believe all administrators face, for which my credential program couldn’t possibly prepare me … the kind of knowledge and skillsets that only years in the profession can teach. I credit a great deal of my administrative success to his service on my behalf. To say it has been invaluable would be an egregious understatement. I very enthusiastically recommend this program to any new or struggling administrator.”

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