Beginning Teacher Mentor Program

Liberty's Commitment to New Teachers:

Across the United States we lose 30-50% of new teachers in the first three to five years of joining the profession. The cost of teacher attrition in Arizona is $88 million annually; the cost in student performance is immeasurable.

One aspect that sets the Liberty Elementary District apart from surrounding districts is our proactive approach to recruiting and retaining new teachers. The Liberty Elementary School District employs a full-time New Teacher Mentor who supports and builds educator pedagogical skills during the first three years teachers are in the profession. Our goal is to grow highly qualified, motivated, reflective teachers who remain in the Liberty District family, teaching our students, for several years to come. 

Click here to hear what teachers in the field are saying about the ongoing support of a Mentor.

For more information about the Liberty District or the New Teacher Mentor Program please contact:

Cheré Knotwell
New Teacher Mentor
Liberty Elementary School District #25
Office: 623-474-6654
cknotwell@liberty.k12.az.us 

For information about our open positions or to fill out an application for employment click here.