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Administrator Mentor Tools Building Blocks

Mentoring Program Building Blocks


Oregon Mentoring Program Standards describe the structures and functions, processes, and effective practices necessary for a quality program. Effective mentoring is foundational to a quality program. An essential element of a mentoring program is a professional mentor who understands and utilizes the skills, strategies and tools necessary for the continuous development of teachers and administrators. The link takes you to the Oregon Administrative Rules page, see OARs 581-018-0130 through 581-018-0151.



Use for the first one or two meetings

  • Entry Conversations Protocol

    Facilitates rapport and trust, glean understanding of school context; explain purpose and structure of mentoring.

  • “Getting to Know You” Tool

    Questions to ask during your first meeting with the beginning administrator that will provide important background knowledge.

  • Entry Conversation-Supervisor

    Talking points about mentoring program for beginning administrators and purpose/structure of quarterly meetings between mentor and supervisor/LEA administrator.

Meeting with Mentee and Mentee’s Supervisor

Use ongoing with Mentee and quarterly with Supervisor/LEA Administrator

Observation/Data Collection Tools

Use to observe and give feedback to beginning administrator

For questions, comments, or additional information contact Sheli Dumas.