Through the mentoring program, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of College and Career Readiness seeks to support the protégé and the mentor in creating a professional learning team. The mentoring program offers an opportunity for some of Missouri's most talented and respected teachers to draw from their experiences and knowledge to enhance the professional skills of new and returning teachers.
Reimbursement for each mentor and protege will be paid directly to the school with the monthly school payment. The mentor/protege will need to submit an FV4 at the start of the mentoring year. When all program components are complete, each person will submit an FV2. It will be the responsibility of the school to reimburse the mentor/protege.