Mentoring ePLC

What is the Mentoring ePLC?

Mentoring is key to new teachers’ success! Designed as an extension of the lead4ward mentor training, the online mentoring series will explore and expand the tools and skills needed to effectively coach and mentor new teachers. 


This ePLC can also contribute to:

  • higher teacher retention
  • increased teacher effectiveness
  • happier teachers


District-level membership includes:

  • 5 pre-recorded learning videos
  • 3 live webinars with Justin and Debbie
  • 1 live bonus webinar for district leaders with Justin and Debbie
  • telephone and email support
  • support resources



  • teachers, teacher teams, PLCs, instructional coaches, induction leaders, and administrators (in school districts)


Recommended Prerequisite:

  • participants should have attended one of the lead4ward mentoring trainings/TOTs

2023-24 learning videos & live webinars

june 14 second- and third-year teacher supports (bonus LIVE webinar for district leaders)
july 12 role of mentor, building relationships, preparing for success (recorded)
july 26 support during the first days of school (recorded)
sept 13 classroom management, the role of listening, and prioritizing work (recorded)
oct 11 managing difficult student and parent situations (recorded)
nov 8 dealing with stress, problems of practice (LIVE webinar)
jan 10 instructional tools and strategies (recorded)
mar 20 problems of practice, reflections (LIVE webinar)
may 15 end-of-year tasks, mentor plans for next year (LIVE webinar)



Debbie Boyer

Debbie Boyer is wholeheartedly passionate about people, learning, innovation, and life. She is an encourager, supporter, and champion of educators who loves helping teachers grow and flourish. Debbie believes mentoring first-year teachers and helping them be successful is one of the most important roles we have as educators. She is excited to help districts and education service centers implement lead4ward’s Induction Series.

Justin Richardson

Bringing years of district leadership experience, Justin Richardson, Ed.D., is passionate about engaging, challenging, and supporting educators to create something new and amazing! He believes our purpose as educators is to bring out the greatness in others. Read more–>


Pricing Details for 2023-24


The 2023-24 Mentoring ePLC service year is June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024.

Registration is by district with:

  • 5 or fewer campuses $500
  • 15 or fewer campuses $1,000
  • 49 or fewer campuses $2,000
  • 50 or more campuses $3,500


For ESCs and other entities, please contact [email protected], if interested in this service.


Note: Each individual Mentoring ePLC participant must purchase the Mentoring and Coaching: Helping New Teachers Succeed book. Ordering and pricing information can be found at