New Teacher Network

NTN Collage


The New Teacher Network (NTN) is designed to support new teachers and their mentors. NTN Leaders facilitate PLCs at each school for 1st year teachers, and for 2nd and 3rd year teachers. Mentors participate in a district-wide monthly PLC. PLCs utilize research-based best practices to provide guidance, resources, and support that is essential to new teachers and their mentors.

Program Goals

  • Increase support to new teachers (years 1-3) and their mentors through consistent, targeted, professional learning.
  • Increase retention of teachers in their first 3 years of service in the Lansing School District.


Kelly Jacobs
New Teacher Network District Coordinator