Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire every student to reach academic excellence. The educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District will instill habits of reflection and inquiry that challenge our students to set ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community, the confidence to showcase their talents, and academic and personal successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work.


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Charlie Caliri
Charlie Caliri
Assistant Superintendent

(978) 772-8600 ext.1447

Induction Program Mission Statement

The Induction Program for the Ayer Shirley Regional School District will provide a system of structure and support for encouraging and guiding new teachers into our school system. This collaborative program will offer opportunities for all staff members to grow in a professional, collegial, and nonjudgmental way. It will add energy and new ideas into every classroom, enhance student learning, and improve the school climate. New teachers will be offered a secure, friendly, and welcoming environment.

Induction Program Goals:

❖ To promote the personal and professional well-being of beginning teachers

❖ To improve teaching performance, thus raising the level of student achievement

❖ To increase job satisfaction

❖ To increase the retention rate of new teachers

❖ To acclimate new teachers to the culture of the school system

❖ To improve relationships between new and experienced staff members

❖ To enhance professional development through peer coaching

❖ To transmit teaching knowledge and expertise to the next generation of teachers.



2017-2018 Mentoring and induction information

Induction and Mentoring Handbook
Mentoring Meeting Schedule
50 Hour Requirement Information

Mentoring/Induction Information

New Teacher Program Components
DESE Guidelines for Mentoring and Induction


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