Mentor Academy 101

Mentor Academy 101


January 24-26 2023 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


  • Tara VanLoo
  • Linda Cowan
  • Annie Kirking
  • Ashley Dwight


Mentor Academy 101 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 January 5 at 5:00pm if you’d like to receive a copy of Coaching for Equity by Elena Aguilar and printed materials. If you register after this date, you'll receive electronic copies of the materials.    

2. BEST’s online events are interactive learning opportunities, 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, January 24 2023
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Zoom links will be sent to registered participants 24hr prior to the event.
  • Thu, January 26 2023
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Zoom links will be sent to registered participants 24hr prior to the event.


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Registration Ends
Friday Jan 20, 2023 8:00 AM
Registration is now closed.

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: SPT0013
12.00 Clock Hours


K-12 Teachers