Teacher Leadership Program Statewide Induction Program for K-12 Teachers of STEM


 “Now I don’t feel so alone.  I rely on the trainings and my mentor to give me confidence and skills to keep moving forward.”

Problem: More than 18% of first-year teachers leave the classroom


  • Lack of support
  • Challenges of managing a class
  • Finding & utilizing resources
  • Feeling alone

Solution: Novice teachers paired with a mentor of the same grade level/content area

  • Weekly contact support
  • Trained in Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol
  • Summer Institute & Conferences
  • Online PD resources
  • Resources including technology
  • Lesson Study
  • Classroom Observations

Protégé Expectations

  • Communicate with mentor weekly
  • Attend trainings and summer institutes
  • Conduct one face-to-face classroom observation/reflection with mentor and two virtual observations/reflections with mentor
  • Blog about teaching and complete discussion forums
  • Participate in monthly meetings


Year 1 Cost for the TLP Program

  • $2000/teacher
  • %50 discount to teachers participating during the 2017-18 AY due to APS Foundation support.
  • Registration therefore is $1000 /teacher

Multi-year Program – Would like to take advantage of a multi-year discount?

This is a 3 year curriculum where participants can re-register for 3 years.  The total cost for the 3 year program is $7500  – if interested in registering for all 3 years, please contact Sara Torres at astaexecdir@gmail.com

Fee Schedule:

$4,000       Year 1

$2,000       Year 2

$1,500       Year 3

Total $7,500

NOTE:  For 2017-18 Academic Year, APS Foundation will offset the Year 1 fee by $1000 for each participant.  Therefore, districts will only be invoiced $3000 for Year 1.

Discount for multiple participants for multi-year program

Multiple novice teachers participate from same district -10% off each additional teacher

Payment Fee Schedule:

$4,000       Year 1

$2,000       Year 2

$750           Year 3

Total $6750/each additional participant

The fee for the program includes all registration costs, professional development fees, resources, stipends for after school hours for the participants, and travel stipends.

The only additional cost to the district is substitutes for up to 4 days per year.  We try to conduct all professional development in the evening and on weekends; however, classroom observations occur during the school day along with some conferences.

Click Here for Protégé Registration

Activities for Protégés

Activity/ Program Year Year 1  Year 2 Year 3
Protégé Protégé Protégé
RTOP Training/InTASC Standard         X         X
Classroom Observations/Reflections           X           X           X
Face to Face Sessions           X           X           X
Annual STEM Conference           X           X           X
Online Discussion Forums           X           X           X
Monthly Virtual Meetings           X           X           X
Blogs           X
Teacher Tip Video Development           X           X
Reading and Writing Articles           X           X
Presentation at Science, Math or Technology Conference           X
Lesson Plan Submission           X
Summer Institute  Attendance (New Teacher, STEM, or Teacher Leadership)           X           X
Lesson Study           X
Evaluation Components of Program           X           X           X

School leaders will receive a bi-annual newsletter, bi-annual summary of novice teacher’s participation and will be invited to participate in the lesson study observation during Year 3.