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Teacher Induction

New teachers have unique needs as they enter the classroom. Ensuring that they have high-quality support allows them to become effective teachers faster and builds their confidence to stay longer in the profession. JNTP’s two-year Teacher Induction program prepares in-school veteran teacher mentors to support their new teacher colleagues through their first years of teaching and to accelerate new teachers’ growth through one-on-one, ongoing, job-embedded feedback and assessment of the effectiveness of their teaching.

Teacher Induction Program
Online New Teacher Orientation, August 2021
Teacher Induction Program

New Teachers

  • Over a two-year period, ongoing cycles of weekly 45-60 minute one-on-one mentoring and bi-weekly classroom observations
  • Assessment tools and rubrics to analyze data, track progress and set professional goals
  • Orientation before the first year of the program
  • Three professional development webinars each year


  • Orientation webinar: Maximize JNTP Mentoring in Your School
  • One in-person, full-day seminar each year based on New Teacher Center’s most recent research
  • Quarterly meetings with JNTP mentor for updates
  • Access to New Teacher Center’s research and publications
  • Consultation with JNTP staff on professional development for all faculty, upon request


  • Over a two-year period, ongoing cycles of weekly 45-60 minute one-on-one mentoring and bi-weekly classroom observations
  • Ten days of in-person seminars and nine online forums over two years
  • Assessment tools to analyze data, track progress and set professional goals
  • Opportunity for continued training as a Veteran Mentor after initial two-year program
  • Onsite observation of mentor/new teacher meetings by JNTP staff three times over two years to provide one-on-one coaching of mentor practice
Teacher Induction Program
“I’m fairly certain that I wouldn’t be serving in Jewish education had I not had those first years of JNTP support and training.”

Rabbi Dr. Hillel Broder

Principal, DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys
Teacher Induction Program
“I can say with 100% confidence that the teacher I supported felt strengthened emotionally by our time together. In our first meeting together she said that she felt ‘more heard in the one hour of our meeting than she felt since she began teaching.’ And despite the emotion and tears that she often expressed / demonstrated in each of our meeting sessions, each session evolved as we moved from the simple expression of hardships to also how to address, what was the significance or impact of and how to find the entry points to understand the true trigger.”

Sara Edelson

JNTP VIrtual Mentor
Teacher Induction Program

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Teacher Induction Program

Evan Weiner

Associate Program Consultant

Evan Weiner is an Associate Program Consultant at JNTP, where he facilitates mentor training. He has been involved with Jewish Education for over 20 years. Evan began his connection with JNTP as a new teacher and eventually became a mentor himself, mentoring teachers in both General and Judaic Studies departments. He has been an educational leader in both formal and informal educational settings, and has brought his JNTP training to elicit the best in his staff partners. Most recently, Evan served as Judaic Studies Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, and Instructional Coach at Ohr Chadash Academy in Baltimore before joining the JNTP staff. Evan participated in the YOU Lead educational leadership Program and JETSIsrael Edtech Incubator Program and holds a Masters in Education from Azrieli School of Education.

Rachel R. Harari

Associate Program Consultant

Rachel Harari is an Associate Program Consultant at JNTP, where she co-facilitates new teacher training. She is also an Associate Lecturer at Columbia University and a middle school English Language Arts teacher at Yeshivah of Flatbush. Rachel is currently working on her PhD at Teachers College, Columbia University, within their Educational Leadership program. Through her work as a Department Chair for six years at Magen David Yeshivah High School in Brooklyn, New York, Rachel was inspired to study the role of the high school department chair in Modern Orthodox schools in New York City. Rachel received her M.S. in Special Education from Brooklyn College, and her B.S. in English Education from New York University, where she published her research on mathematics anxiety in elementary school students: “Mathematics Anxiety in Young Children: An Exploratory Study.” Rachel is a 2016 recipient of The Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize, which recognizes emerging leaders in the field of Jewish Education.

Lauren Katz

Director of Development

Lauren Katz is the Director of Development at JNTP. She has an extensive background in Jewish non-profit management with a specific focus on fundraising and development, most recently serving as the Director of Marketing & Communications and Alumni Relations at SAR High School for over four years and at the Ramaz School for seven years as the Director of Alumni Relations. In addition, Lauren worked at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and UJA-Federation of MetroWest, NJ in the campaign and planning and allocations departments. Lauren holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and attended the University of Michigan School of Social Work and Jewish Communal Leadership Program.