Frequently Asked Questions
JNTP partners with Jewish day schools across the entirety of the Jewish community, working with schools of all denominations, geographic regions, socio-economic status and sizes. The only criteria are that the school be prepared to invest the time, financial resources, and commitment to participate fully in the program.
JNTP’s Teacher Induction program is meant to support beginning teachers, so we accept those in their first year or two as a head or co-head classroom teacher. More experienced teachers will be considered on a case-by-case basis. New teachers should be open to learning and professional growth. They should be collaborative, reflective, open to feedback, open-minded and able to develop and maintain a trusting relationship.
School administrators will select excellent, reflective teachers in their schools with at least five years of head teaching experience to be trained as mentors. Like their new teachers, mentors should be open to learning and professional growth. They should be regarded by colleagues as outstanding teachers, be willing to share expertise, have working knowledge of latest pedagogical practices and understand the mission, policies and procedures of their school. Most of all, they should be good listeners who can provide both emotional support and professional guidance.
Mentors who have completed JNTP’s 2-year core mentor training may opt to continue to hone their mentoring skills in our Advanced Mentoring Program. There is no limit to how many years a “Veteran Mentor” can continue in this program. The content of the professional learning sessions are custom designed every year.
We work with novice administrators who are in their roles for 0-3 years and have new supervisory responsibilities. Titles of administrators have included Principal, Menahel, Assistant Principal, Department Head, Director, Instructional Leader, Coordinator, and more.
For the Teacher Induction program, the cost varies based on the number of participants and date of enrollment. For the Administrator Support program, different program models incur different costs. Please complete the following form at contact us and someone from JNTP will be in touch to discuss your needs
Our participants have seen improvements in their classrooms and in overall school culture. In addition, our approach is based on New Teacher Center’s work, which has measured impact on student learning and achievement in public schools. Please see our Impact page for more details.
JNTP is a self-funded division of New Teacher Center. We adapt NTC’s proven approaches, innovation and best practices in public school education for Jewish day schools. Read more here
JNTP is supported by a mix of earned revenue from schools and philanthropic support from individuals, philanthropic organizations and Jewish communal organizations. Click here to see a list of JNTP’s generous supporters.
Teachers and school leaders are proven to be the two most important in-school factors that impact student learning. Supporting teachers and administrators at the start of their careers sets them firmly on the path to professional strength and effectiveness. They are also most eager for support as they take on new roles.
Our relationship with the award-winning New Teacher Center makes JNTP unique. Through us, Jewish day schools and, in fact, the entire field of Jewish day school education in North America, is able to benefit from New Teacher Center’s proven methodologies, which have shown measurable impact on student learning. We bring the best of the broader education field into the Jewish day school world.