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More than 20 RCSD Teachers Complete 2022 Induction Program

At the annual Redwood City School District (RCSD) Induction Colloquium, nearly two dozen teachers celebrated successful completion of their post collegiate on-the-job mentorship program, a final step in becoming a tenured teacher. 

Educators Hug in Celebration of 2022 Induction

“The district celebrates this event each year to acknowledge all the hard work and dedication of both the Induction Candidates and Mentors in the Redwood City Induction Program,” explains Director of Induction Nichole Crawford. “It was such a beautiful day to celebrate the teachers and mentors.”

“Superintendent Dr. John Baker, Trustees, District Office personnel, and Site Administrators all come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the teachers involved in the Induction program,” she added.

2022 Induction Participant is Recognized

The path to becoming a tenured teacher in California has many steps including coursework in best Education practices, multiple rigorous exams, student teaching, graduation from a preliminary credential program, and then an additional two years of an Induction Program while teaching full-time.

Teacher induction is a professional development program required by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to clear a teacher's preliminary credential in the State of California. It is typically a two-year program that incorporates mentoring and is designed to offer support, guidance, and orientation for first-year teachers. 

An Induction Program for new teachers serves to foster continual growth and a collaborative learning community for educators as they work with mentors within their school site and the district. Once teachers have completed Induction, they receive cleared credentials and can be tenured.

Teachers and Mentors During 2022 Induction Event
RCSD’s 2022 Induction Graduates:  
Ariandy Jimenez Hoover Community School
Ashley Costa Taft Community School
Candice Lunde Roosevelt School
Carla Arcal Fanlo Hoover Community School
Dan Su Orion Alternative Mandarin Immersion
Desiree Johnson Roy Cloud School
Eryn Heon Roosevelt School
Frances Mueller Roosevelt School
Hector Lopez Garcia Hoover Community School
Jamie Craft Orion Alternative Mandarin Immersion
Kayla Kamlley Roosevelt School
Kelly Hernandez Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School
Kelsey Schene Roosevelt School
Montana Miller Roosevelt School
Nicolas Eaglin Orion Alternative Mandarin Immersion
Ramon Baeza Calderon Hoover Community School
Roxanne Wong Hoover Community School
Sergio Simarro Martinez Kennedy Middle School
Sibel Alpakin Garfield Community School
Spencer Wright Hoover Community School
Yesenia Castellanos-Chavero Garfield Community School


RCSD’s 1st Year Induction Participants:  
Abigail Santana Roosevelt School
Allison Rhoads Garfield Community School
Betsy Aguilar-Ortiz Taft Community School
Cindy Lin Orion Alternative Mandarin Immersion
Edgar Murillo Kennedy Middle School
Jacob Regosin-Caffery Roosevelt School
John Poul Holm Henry Ford Elementary School
Jorge Egido Gil Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School
Katherine Machemer North Star Academy
Kimberly Gray Garfield Community School
Michele McCaffrey Roosevelt School
Paula Lim Hoover Community School
Samantha King Henry Ford Elementary School
Samantha Lavu Garfield Community School
Scott Zinola Kennedy Middle School
Zachary O'Neill Hoover Community School

California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) renewed RCSD’s Induction Program with full accreditation in 2017, praising the inclusion of equity-focused reflection, the dedicated group of veteran teacher mentors offering individualized support to new teacher candidates, and the School Board’s dedication to supporting the program financially and with direct involvement.

Redwood City School District’s Induction Program Accreditation is effective until 2027. Studies show that Induction Programs help teachers feel more prepared, which positively affects both student learning outcomes and teacher retention.

Induction Mentors