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Contact Information

Kennth Loo
Director, Middle School Education & Professional Learning
(805) 497-9511 x388

Deborah Kolodney
Induction Program Coordinator/Mentor Teacher
(805) 497-9511 x508

Gina Mandell 
Mentor Teacher
(805) 497-9511 x510

Dawn Thomas
Mentor Teacher
(805) 497-9511 x551

Martha Alvidrez
Senior Clerk
(805) 497-9511 x513



Participating Teacher Feedback - Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Induction Participants responded to: 

When I started Induction, I wish I would have known...

"That I don't have to know everything. The mentor will help you along with the process."

"That it's not as scary as I thought it would be. I had so much support throughout the process."

"How awesome the program is and how HELPFUL our Support Providers are. They are AMAZING!" 

"Induction is as valuable or as invaluable as you make it."


Who We Are

Other Programs don't "measure" up to CVUSD's Induction Program!

Induction Team from left to right: Dawn Thomas (mentor) ,  Gina Mandell (mentor), Deborah Kolodney (mentor, program coordinator)

New Teacher Induction Mission Statement

The mission of the Conejo Valley Unified School District New Teacher Induction Program is to provide Participating Teachers with trustworthy mentors who are active listeners with the instructional expertise necessary to guide and support teachers in their journey to becoming confident and reflective educators, who provide an environment where all students have the opportunity to learn.

CVUSD New Teacher Induction Program.

  • Standards/CSTP-based
  • Differentiated feedback and support for beginning teachers
  • Implement and improve instructional practices
  • One-on-one mentoring from a Support Provider
  • Professional Development
  • Earn your Clear Credential
  • Earn up to 3 units a year through a partnership with (CLU)

Deborah Kolodney: Program Coordinator/Support Provider  Link to Resume

Induction Brochure


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