Wanda Hutchinson

To help novice teachers become more effective classroom practitioners, Athens State University will partner with surrounding school districts to implement the “Tying Excellence with Accountability Mentorship” program. The program will provide recent graduates of the Athens State College of Education with ongoing support from faculty mentors to assist with the link between theory and practice. Through collaboration with mentors, educators will work to reduce feelings of isolation and stress, increase job satisfaction and performance, and improve retention.