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Principal Mentoring

The Principal Mentor Network of the New Mexico Leadership Institute

In 2008, the New Mexico Legislature unanimously passed Senate Joint Memorial 3 (SJM3). SJM 3 directed the Office of Education Accountability (OEA), Public Education Department (PED), and Higher Education Department (HED) to collaborate with school districts and institutions of higher education in the development of a plan to enhance the recruitment, preparation, mentoring, evaluation, professional development and support for school principals and other educational leaders.

Principal Mentorship Graphic

The SJM3 summary report, Strong Leaders for New Mexico Schools, proposed six recommendations. One recommendation was to develop and implement the New Mexico Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute will provide a comprehensive and cohesive framework for strengthening the preparation, mentoring and professional development of school leaders.  One aspect of the framework, principal mentoring, is a primary focus of the leadership development efforts.

In 2009, the New Mexico Legislature passed and Governor Richardson signed HB 2 that appropriated $200K towards the establishment of an Educational Leadership Institute. In addition, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed SB 133, which allows for a Provisional Level 3B Administrator’s Licensure to be issued by the Public Education Department

Why mentoring for principals?

What is the Principal Mentor Network?

The Principal Mentor Network is designed to provide professional development, resources and networking for districts and Charter schools who:

  1. Are required to develop a principal mentoring plan to support provisionally licensed principals, and/or
  2. Want to develop a program for mentoring new principals and assistant principals in order to more fully support them.
  3. Principal Mentorship Diagram

PED Provisionally Licensed Principals NMPMN Essential Components Materials 7/31/09 Conference Follow-up

PED Provisional 3B Licensure Application

PED Mentoring Plan Assurances

PED Mentoring Plan Template

District/Charter Principal Mentor and Mentee Partnership Information Sheet

District/Charter Principal Mentor Time Log

District/Charter Principal Mentor Program Compatibility Survey

NMPMN Essential Components

Essential Components Discussion Notes

PED Mentoring Plan Discussion Notes

Sample Mentoring Partnership Agreement

Mentoring School Leaders Book Titles

NAESP Mentor Competencies

Getting Principal Mentoring Right

District/Charter Principal Mentor and Mentee Partnership Information Sheet

District/Charter Principal Mentor Time Log

District/Charter Principal Mentor Program Compatibility Survey

Cards for Exploring Critical Success Factors(CSF)

Mentoring Best Practices (Notes From Kathy O'Neill's Presentation)

PMN July 31 Conference Presentation

What Makes A Good Mentor?

Principal Mentor Network Contact Information

Richard LaPan
Senior Policy Director
Office of Education Accountability
505-476-1060
Fax: 505-476-1072
Richard.LaPan@state.nm.us

New Mexico Public Education Department

Phil Baca
Director
Professional Licensure Bureau
505-827-4522
Fax: 827-4148
phil.baca@state.nm.us

Larry J. Martinez
Bureau Chief
Professional Development Bureau
505-827-3541
Fax: 505-827-3525
Lawrence.martinez1@state.nm.us

University Partnerships

Dr. Susanna Murphy
Director
UNM College of Education Partnership Office
505-277-2621
Fax: 505-277-2064
smurphy1@unm.edu

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