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Fairfax County Teacher Induction Program

School Division: Fairfax County

Number of Students: 187000

Number of Teachers in Division: 17000

Name of Teacher Induction Program: Great Beginnings

Program Overview:

Since 1995, the Great Beginnings program has proven its effectiveness in retaining participating teachers. With the support of the Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation and strong collaboration amongst other departments in Fairfax County Public Schools, Great Beginnings: The Next Generation has the potential to further increase teacher participation in the program and increase teacher retention, which translates to quality teaching and improved student achievement.
  • The purpose of the Great Beginnings: The Next Generation Program and the Great Beginnings: Mentor Program is to induct and retain quality teachers who will ultimately contribute to increased student achievement.
  • Great Beginnings is a comprehensive new teacher induction program with a unified mission of supporting new teachers that has quality mentoring practices, professional teaching standards, classroom-based teacher learning, commitment and support, and ongoing program assessment.


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