New Teacher Center
Moir, a longtime teacher and educator of teachers, founded the New Teacher Center (NTC), which improves student achievement in American public schools. NTC does this by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers, specifically those who work with low-income, minority and English as a second language (ESL) students. Its mentorship and professional development programs provide support and guidance to novice teachers in the early stages of their careers, as well as to principals and administrators. NTC also influences policy at the district, state, and federal levels. It is the only national nonprofit in the US that is focused on new teacher effectiveness and inducted 26,818 teachers and 1,762 new and experienced principals (reaching 1.84 million students) in 2009-10.
IMPACT AS OF JAN. 2013:
- In the 2010-2011 school year, New Teacher’s services reached 3,516 school administrators, 7,534 mentors, 24,195 beginning teachers and about 1.5 million students.
- Research into retention rates in Chicago Public Schools found that new teachers were nearly twice as likely to say they wanted to remain in their school when they had strong mentoring based on New Teacher Center principles. When new teachers also had strong support from school administrators and other teachers, they were 3-4 times more likely to want to remain in their school.
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