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School of Education & Social Policy

Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (M.I.N.T.S.)

The Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (M.I.N.T.S.) provides an ongoing community for new and early teachers currently in the field to receive guidance, resources and developmental opportunities.

The first few years in the field for a new teacher are a crucial transition time, and often determines the teacher’s likelihood of remaining in the profession.

While many new and early teachers feel confident in their content knowledge, they often lack sufficient support and preparation for other aspects of the teaching profession. A National Center for Education Statistics study shows that 51% of new teachers report being under great stress several days a week.

M.I.N.T.S. understands how critical it is to provide additional support, resources and professional development opportunities to new teachers in the first few years. We help ease the transition from novice to professional and provide early educators with more tools and strategies to improve retention.  

More Info

Tim LeBel

New Teacher Support Specialist

978-837-5457

lebelt@merrimack.edu