Welcome to the Mentor Program,

“Educational Support in Pawtucket”, known as ESP.


This program continues to grow and develop with each passing year, and I welcome your input as you participate.

Feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments, or concerns. I can be reached by email or phone.


Melissa Labossiere: labossierem@psdri.net

Ext. 219   (401) 721-5219



Teachers in their pre-tenure years of employment by the

Pawtucket School Department will be required to participate in the

Pawtucket School Department’s mentoring program, called

Educational Support in Pawtucket”.


·  First-Year Mentees must document 10 hours of meetings with their mentor, along with attending the New HIre Series offered by our Teachers’ Union.


·  Second and Third-Year Mentees must document 10 hours of meetings, each year, with their mentor.


The name of any teacher not completing the requirements by    JUNE 1st must be forwarded to the superintendents’ offices.



Our Goals ›
-Professional and personal support for all teachers
-Assistance in easing the transition from theory into practice
-Retention of quality teachers
-Encouragement of collegiality
-Creation of valuable partnerships with colleagues from across Rhode Island
-Recognition for experienced teachers who share their valuable knowledge and skills

Outcomes for New Teachers ›
-Rewarding first years of teaching
-Enhanced professional development
-Promotion of reflective practice
-Encouragement of collegiality
-Increased awareness of the richness and diversity in schools

Outcomes for Mentors ›
-Growth and reflection on their own practice
-Recognition and acknowledgment
-Enhancement of role as consultant, coach, and resource specialist
-Catalyst for collegiality