Grow a Teacher
LEA’s EncourAGEnet has launched the Grow a Teacher Mentoring Initiative. This is a program that seeks to match current Lutheran Teacher Education (LTE) church work students in the Concordia University System plus Valparaiso University with Lutheran school teachers who are no longer in the classroom.
The Grow a Teacher Mentoring Initiative encourages through conversation, communication, and prayer LTE student in their journeys to become teachers in Lutheran schools and to enjoy careers as Lutheran educators.
Through this initiative, LEA’s EncourAGEnet provides former educators who communicate with the teachers-to-be during the last years of college, someone who addresses concerns and assists prospective teachers through the initial placement and into the first years of teaching. These experienced educators provide insight on many questions.
Students preparing to teach in a Lutheran school may request a pairing with a mentor. That mentor will be a retired (Lutheran) teacher or administrator.