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BEST Mentor Academy 101 Part 1 and 2

BEST Mentor Academy 101 Part 1 and 2


May 4-6 2021 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


  • Kjell Stroomer-Rowe
  • Hilari Anderson
  • Anna Griffith
  • Erin Hanson


Mentor Academy 101 Part 1 and 2 is a virtual event focused on the development of foundational mentor and coaching skills and knowledge. It exists to prepare educators as leaders to serve in mentoring and coaching roles. Mentor Academy is grounded in the pursuit of equitable outcomes for students in Washington state. Academy content invites participants to examine themselves (their identity and experience), their approach to building relationships with mentees, and the systems change advocacy essential to mentoring for equity. Academy content is grounded in the WA State Standards for Mentoring. These standards are centered in educational equity: the heart of mentoring. Ongoing reflection and practice will deepen and refine mentoring skills, leading to gains in mentees' skill and more equitable student outcomes. Topics include: Understanding identity, relationship building, confidentiality, conversation skills, mentor roles, observation and feedback.

Event Notes

Important notes: 

1. Register for this event by April 14 at 5:00pm if you'd like to receive a copy of Coaching for Equity by Elena Aguilar. If you register after this date, you'll receive electronic copies.  

2. BEST’s on-line events are interactive trainings, not webinars. We ask participants to engage using audio and encourage participants to use video when possible.

3. Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: To arrange accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Lan Le at 360-725-6430, TTY (360) 664-3631 or by email, within 3 business days of this event -September 28. Please note that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require OSPI to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.


  • Tue, May 4 2021
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu, May 6 2021
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: SPR0055
12.00 Clock Hours


K-12 Teachers