About GUHSD Teacher Induction

The Grossmont Union High School District offers new teachers a job embedded teacher induction program that meets the California Teaching Commissions requirements. Helix Charter and Steele Canyon High Schools also participate in the program.

Mentors from across the district provide weekly support, conduct classroom observations, and discuss Individualized Learning Plan goals.

GUHSD has offered Induction options (previously known as BTSA) to new teachers for over 20 years.

Teacher Induction Program Overview - 2020-21

September / October

November / December

  • Candidate / Mentor Placements

  • Weekly candidate and mentor meetings

  • CSTP Co-Assessment (Doc 01)

  • Initial Observation (Doc 02)

  • ILP Progress Document (Doc 03)

  • Add items to the Evidence Log (Doc 04)

  • Weekly candidate and mentor meetings (Monthly Logs)

  • Mentor Observations (Sibme and Monthly Logs)

Candidates Requirements

Zoom, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  • September 10

  • October 26

  • November 30

Professional Learning

    • Options Coming Soon


District Specialists

Meeting Requirement

Semester 1 and 2: Math, Science, and English teachers meet with a district specialist.

Semester 2: All induction teachers meet with a DLC.

Ongoing: Meeting with a district specialist counts as an hour of support and can replace a weekly mentor/candidate meeting.


GUHSD Induction Support

Dan McDowell, Program Coordinator

  • Director of Learning and Innovation

  • dmcdowell@guhsd.net

Judy Malette, Administrative Assistant

Michael Jablonski, Lead Mentor

Chamane Shellstrom, Lead Mentor

  • Valhalla Math Teacher

  • cshellstrom@guhsd.net