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Teacher Induction Program

TUSD Teacher Induction Program 
“Committed to Supporting Teachers to Become Lifelong Reflective Learners” 

Welcome 
Torrance Unified School District provides a Teacher Induction Program to all full-time contracted employees that hold a Preliminary Single Subject, Multiple Subject, and/or Education Specialist Credential. There are no fees charged to the participants. Teachers may choose to participate in the TUSD Teacher Induction Program or they may participate in another Commission-approved program.   

The Torrance Unified School District Induction program is a two year job-embedded, state-approved, program designed to provide individualized support and guidance to new teachers in their first years of teaching. Teachers are offered support by trained mentors to assist them in working through experiences that will support individualized teacher development and growth toward mastery of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP). With the support of their mentor(s), teachers will collaboratively create and implement an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and collect evidence along their journey to demonstrate their growth toward mastery of the CSTPs to earn their Professional Clear Credential.

Induction Program Contacts:

Michelle Amundson

Induction Mentor/Special Education Program Specialist

Dr. Amy Argento

Induction Mentor

Allyson Bader

Induction Mentor

Dr. Rudy DeLana

Induction Mentor/Special Education Program Specialist

Laura Drehs

Induction Mentor/ South High School Teacher

(To be filled)

Special Education Coordinator (Induction Program Liaison)

Kara Heinrich

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Jaclyn Ivcevic

Induction Mentor /Torrance EL Intervention Teacher

Bomi Kim

Induction Mentor

Denise Leonard

Induction Mentor

Miriam McClure

Credential Specialist

Ian McCullen

Induction Mentor/Special Education Program Specialist

Lori Nagaoka

Induction Mentor

Heather Nakasuji

Induction Mentor/GATE Resource Teacher

Grace Reeh

Induction Mentor/Casimir Middle School Teacher

Barbara Waldrop

Induction Program Coordinator

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