Liana Mamulashvili, a teacher of the
village Samtatskaro public school in Dedoplistskaro municipality as well as a
participant of the TPDC program "Teach for Georgia" became a mentor
teacher. Giorgi Machabeli, Director of
the National Center for Teacher Professional Development congratulated the teacher
on the promotion and awarded her with the certificate verifying the above
For the first time in Georgia, nine
teachers have obtained the mentor’s status after the initiation of the Teacher
Pre-Service, Professional Development and Career Advancement Scheme. For
obtaining the mentor’s status the teachers have collected 25 credits through various
professional activities within the scope of the scheme.
For obtaining the mentor status a
leading teacher shall:
conduct at least 4 model lessons (each 1 credit point);
carry out a research on the needs of general education institutions and
based on the research results hold workshops to
share experience with colleagues (3 credit points);
create a learning resource or peer-reviewed professional literature (2
credit points); and
carry out additional activities / work (16 credit points). A leading
teacher in order to obtain the status of the mentor
shall collect the credit points based on the needs.
The Teacher Evaluation Group assesses
the performance of the leading teacher and based on the evaluation of the documents
in the teacher’s professional folder makes a decision whether to grant the
leading teacher the status of the mentor or not, and whether to submit the
proposal to the National Center for Teacher Professional Development.
The mentor’s duties and
responsibilities are focused on the improvement of the educational process and
the development of the Faculties and the school. The mentor’s status is a
During 2016-2017 academic years, within
the scope of the scheme 1359 teachers have been promoted to the Senior Teacher
position, 2- Leading Teacher, and 9- Mentor.