The JTD Mentor Program

By Sigita Newsom
The Mentor Program is designed to foster belonging, connection, and community as new hires (mentees) learn about JTD's history, traditions, culture, and the many unique aspects of the independent school experience.
Each new hire is paired with a current employee to serve as their Mentor through the end of the school year. 
The goal of the program is to facilitate a positive transition for new faculty and staff members with a professional and supportive mentor that provides ongoing structured support regarding school policies, procedures, and school culture. From faculty to staff, our employees volunteer their time and expertise to participate in the program as Mentors. 
Mentees attend monthly workshops to learn more about JTD in our sessions called "Guac and Talk", and Mentors check in with their mentees often, reminding them of upcoming events and offering other support.
Today Mentors created hot cocoa kits for their Mentees during our Mentor Mingle. The warmth and coziness of the fireplace in John Dye Hall served as an idyllic setting as they created kits, wrote notes of appreciation to their mentees, and enjoyed a hot cocoa bar themselves! 
We are grateful for this program and hope it continues to retain quality educators who not only support our School's mission statement, but find that JTD is a home away from home! 

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The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811
The John Thomas Dye School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.