Mentoring Programs

Teacher Licensure/AIMM Mentoring Program

The Van Buren School District participates in the Arkansas Department of Education's AIMM program to mentor novice teachers, new to the field of education. Mentors meet with novice teachers throughout the school year to go over lesson plans, discuss topics pertinent to the teacher's job, and observe the techniques used by the teacher in the classroom. Feedback from the mentors help teachers adjust to their new job and insures that they are aware of all requirements. Research has shown that quality training can be significant in retaining new teachers in the field of education. The mentors are trained in the AIMM Program and are a resource for problem solving.