About the Mentor Academy

The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) believes every superintendent can benefit from a relationship with a skilled mentor.

WASA intends to:
  • Support mentors as they seek to assist new/transitioning superintendents in becoming strong evaluators of principals and other leaders within their system.
  • Create a cadre of skilled mentors available to support new district superintendents across the state become effective systems leaders.
  • Improve the ability of new superintendents to support the professional growth of all school-level leaders in the district.
  • Increase the ability of mentors and mentees to effectively use Washington's eight leadership criteria in school leadership supervision.

Contact Helene Paroff at 360.489.3540 or hparoff@wasa-oly.org to learn more about the WASA Mentor Academy.
If you are a transitioning superintendent and want to further explore the WASA Mentor Academy, please contact Andy Wolf at 360.489.3646 or awolf@wasa-oly.org.

Mentor Training Sessions

Session 1
September 26, 2017
Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South

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1–5 p.m.
• Setting the stage
• Role clarity
• Building relationships
• Skill building
• Priorities for October–January
• Resources

5–5:30 p.m.
Break

5:30 p.m.
Dinner and conversation with mentees
Conversation
• Legislative/Budget Issues

Session 2
January 27, 2018
Hotel RL, Olympia

1–5 p.m.
• Skill building
• Emerging challenges
• Action planning
• Priorities for February–March

5–5:30 p.m.
Break

5:30 p.m.
Dinner and conversation with mentees

Session 3
March 11, 2018
Wenatchee Convention Center

1–5 p.m.
• Skill building
• Soliciting feedback
• Nurturing reflection
• Priorities for end of year

5–5:30 p.m.
Break

5:30 p.m.
Dinner and conversation with mentees

Session 3 Repeat
March 26, 2018
Renton School District, Room 257
300 SW 7th St
Renton, WA 98057

1–5 p.m.
• Skill building
• Soliciting feedback
• Nurturing reflection
• Priorities for end of year

5–5:30 p.m.
Break

5:30 p.m.
Dinner and conversation with mentees
Dinner location TBD

Resources

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