The FLENJ Supervisor Mentorship Program is designed to support individuals who are new supervisors or administrators overseeing the area of world languages. The goal is to help develop leadership capacity in world language supervision and, ultimately, to develop the next generation of world language educators.
Once accepted into the program, mentors and mentee pairs will be assigned based on a variety of criteria, including geographical distance, background of teaching and leadership.
If you are prepared to make a commitment to mentoring a new leader in language education or to partnering with an experienced leader who can support your professional growth as a supervisor/administrator overseeing world languages, please read on and consider applying to the FLENJ Supervisor Mentor Program.
Testimonials from Supervisor Participants
I’d like to express my gratitude to FLENJ for introducing me to this leadership mentoring program during my first year as a supervisor. The first year in any situation can be very challenging as we learn the ropes and confront issues we may have never faced before. Having a wonderful group of supportive leaders throughout this journey has been an essential component in my first year of administration.
I have been a proud member of FLENJ for over 15 years. I have presented at FLENJ workshops and had many students win various FLENJ awards throughout the years. I joined the FLENJ mentor program last year in my 4th year as a Supervisor because I am a lifelong learner and I believe in the power of collaboration. It was a wonderful experience that I highly recommend. I am grateful to FLENJ for the opportunity this organization provides to all of us in our field to collaborate, learn and grow together as we advocate for World Languages.
I had the honor and privilege to participate in FLENJ’s pilot of the supervisor mentor program during the 2019-2020 school year. Similar to the professional development opportunities offered by FLENJ for world language educators, the supervisor mentorship program provides high quality support for administrators in this particular content area. As a newer administrator, having the opportunity to regularly connect with both novice and experienced supervisors in the field served as a wonderful source of ongoing support and encouragement. The lessons learned and networks formed through this professional experience will continue to have a positive impact on my career well beyond the duration of the pilot program. Thank you FLENJ!