It’s great to hear from other new teachers who are going through the same things I am. I LOVE the IGNITE mentor program!
IGNITE is Idaho’s Growing Network of Inspired and Thriving Educators. This statewide group is focused on providing relevant and timely professional support to Idaho educators who are recent graduates or who are transitioning from another career.
Comprised of recent early career educators, IGNITE offers pertinent professional development, social functions, and one-on-one mentoring to Idaho’s newest generation of great public school teachers. These opportunities occur throughout the year, giving early career educators a professional community that grows with them.
This is not a series of professional development weekends; it is a continual promise of mentorship and support for educators during the earliest (and frequently most stressful) time in their profession. Given the current 20% turnover bubble and teacher pipeline shortage, the IEA recognizes that new educators deserve as much support as possible as they enter this challenging and deeply rewarding profession.
IGNITE is making news around the state. Watch a feature story about IGNITE from KLEW-TV in Lewiston.