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

January / February

March

April

  • Midyear CSTP Co-Assessment and Reflection
  • Mentor Observation #2 (Doc 08) (Pre-observation meeting, Observation, Post-observation meeting)
  • Weekly candidate and mentor meetings (Doc 02)
  • Add Evidence to Action Plan (Doc 06) (Professional Learning, Peer Observations, Research, Contextual Work)
  • 09. Mentor Observation #3 / Cycle of Inquiry (Growth Goal Development, Observation, Evidence, )
  • Weekly candidate and mentor meetings (Doc 02)
  • Add Evidence to Action Plan (Doc 06) (Professional Learning, Peer Observations, Research, Contextual Work)
  • Weekly candidate and mentor meetings (Doc 02)
  • Add Evidence to Action Plan (Doc 06) (Professional Learning, Peer Observations, Research, Contextual Work)

Year 1 Candidates

Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • September 4
  • November 13
  • February 5
  • March 18 or 25
  • May 27 (Colloquium)

Other Requirements


Professional Learning

Pick One or Both Induction Workshops

  • Motivating Reluctant Learners and At-Risk Youth (February 6)
  • Induction Spring Summit (March 3 | Schedule)

Other Options

Year 2 Candidates

Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • September 11
  • October 9 (Agenda)
  • January 29
  • March 16 or 25
  • May 27 (Colloquium)

Other Requirements

Professional Learning

Pick One or Both Induction Workshops

  • Motivating Reluctant Learners and At-Risk Youth (February 6)
  • Induction Spring Summit (March 3 | Schedule)

Other Options

Mentors Only

Forms

Specialists

GUHSD Induction Support

Dan McDowell, Program Coordinator

  • Director of Learning and Innovation
  • dmcdowell@guhsd.net

Judy Malette, Administrative Assistant

Michael Jablonski, Lead Support Provider

  • MERIT Teacher
  • mjablonski@guhsd.net