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First Mentor/Mentee Meeting

Good Morning!
This is a friendly reminder that our first mentor/mentee meeting for the Dearborn Teacher University will take place next Wednesday and Thursday, Oct 12 and 13 at MBCC.   Part of your obligation as a mentor or a mentee in the Dearborn Public Schools, is to attend one of the two upcoming sessions.  
If you have not signed up yet, please visit the iLearn course for the Dearborn Teacher University and sign up in the course with the enrollment key:  teacher
Once you’re enrolled in the DTU course you’ll see your meeting dates for October, February and May.  Be sure to select if you are a mentor or mentee and then choose your meeting date.  It is important that mentees attend the same sessions with their mentors.  
If you know of a mentor or mentee who did not receive this email, please send me their email address.
Looking forward to seeing all of you on October 12 or 13 at the Michael Berry Center at 4:10-5:25.
Thank you,
Dearborn Teacher University Team

Mentor/Mentee Meeting Dates

The same session will be presented on two consecutive days.  sign up for one of each of the following required sessions. DTU course page   iLearn is an online tool found on the site. The username and password is the same as your district email.

Date Attendance Time Location
October 12, 2016 OR October 13, 2016 First, Second, 3rd year mentors & Mentees 4:10 pm to 5:25 pm Michael Berry Career Center
February 8, 2017 OR February 9, 2017 First Year Mentor/Mentees 4:10 pm to 5:25 pm TBD
 May 3, 2017  OR May 4, 2017 First Year Mentor/Mentees  4:10 pm to 5:25 pm  TBD


Mentor/Mentee News

Greetings Dearborn Teachers,

We hope you had a great start of the new school year.

We would like to welcome our first, second, and third year teachers and their mentors.

We are excited to introduce the four Dearborn Lead Mentors who will be working closely with you to ensure that we are providing you with the support you need throughout the school year.  

We are fortunate to have Hebat Abdelbaki, Hilda Irani, Robert Harrison, and Jill Marvaso on our team.  Four hard working and highly skilled individuals who will be able to assist and answer your questions.

Click here for our team contact information and feel free to send any questions at any time.  We promise a quick response.

We are in the process of developing the Mentor/Mentee guidelines/Roles/Responsibilities which will be shared during our first meeting on 10/13/16 from 4:10-5:25 at Michael Berry Career Center, 22586 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127.

Please subscribe to the School Improvement/Leadership Coaching Blog here where you will find valuable information and answers to your questions.

If you are a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year teacher and still do not have a mentor, please contact your administrator ASAP.


Dearborn Teacher University Team

Teaching Certificate Renewal

Greetings DFT Staff and Welcome Back!

Administrators and Newly hired teachers:
Please subscribe to the School Improvement and Leadership Coaching Blog to receive timely and important communications.  This will be my tool for communication.

Below is all the information you need to renew your provisional, professional, or continuing (permanent) teaching certificates.

Please review all attachments as all information needed is available in these documents.

This Certification worksheet (Thanks to Chris Sipperly. She got this from MEA, clear directions). It shows the process for all three types of renewals.

This link is for : District Provided Professional Development Documentation Required for the Renewal of the Professional and Occupational Certificates

Here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions from MDE (Michigan Department of Education) page .  (I found it helpful)

This folder contains documents with directions on renewal for all types of certificates.
After reading the directions, if  you still need clarifications, please enter your question in this form and answers will be published on this blog or on the HR blog.

Thank you,
Fatme Faraj
Director, School Improvement & Leadership Coaching
Dearborn Public Schools