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.
“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.
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.
|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.