St. Johns Public Schools' Taking Flight new teaching mentoring program provides the following to new SJPS teachers:

  • Teacher mentors to all SJPS teachers in their first three years of teaching.  
  • Teacher mentors to any teacher new to St. Johns, who has not previously had tenure in a Michigan District.
  • Additional training, workshops, and discussions, both online and in person, in conjunction and collaboration with mentor teachers. 
  • Orientation to the St. Johns Public School district.
  • Professional development on technology, curriculum, teaching techniques, and student engagement.
  • Access to New Teacher Resources, accessible online in the SJPS Intranet.  Contact person: Mark McKeown. 
  • Access to building resources (staff guide or staff resource book), accessible online in the SJPS Intranet.