CSSU has provided mentoring for new teachers across our six schools for over ten years. In spring of 2011 we embarked on an updated mentor training process. Mentor teachers in Chittenden South are currently required to take the Mentoring Matters training in preparation for their mentoring commitment and responsibilities. Through the CSSU Mentor Program, new teachers are supported as they develop connections with colleagues, acclimate to teaching and school culture, and learn expectations within the school and supervisory union. The CSSU Mentor Program provides new teachers with ongoing and consistent conferring paired with classroom observations and constructive debrief with a trained mentor.