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TEA Begins Mentorship Program for New CTE Teachers

Waxahachie, TX March 6, 2017: The Texas Education Agency announced a new mentorship program for beginning CTE teachers in order to network with colleagues, share challenges and successes and discover helpful resources and strategies. This mentorship program aims to assist in retaining quality teachers in the Career and Technical Education field.

Veteran teachers from across the state were asked to apply to become a mentor to these new CTE teachers. Donna Shepherd and Shyla Vire were among the veteran teachers who applied and were chosen to become mentors for these teachers. After applying, Shepherd and Vire attended and training on successful mentorship of these teachers. Shepherd and Vire are currently in Austin, TX with their new mentees covering a variety of topics including: Stages of beginning teaching, meeting diverse needs, CTE, self-assessment strategies, establishing rapport, questioning strategies and many more. These mentors and mentees will continue to collaborate via online communities after formal training. Congratulations to Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs. Vire on being chosen among many to mentor new CTE teachers!

Waxahachie ISD CTE offers a comprehensive CTE program for WISD and Area students. You can find more information by visiting our website at or on our social media pages. WISD proudly supports Career and Technical Education teachers and programs.