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RETAIN Hosts Mentor Collaboration Event

March 7, 2017

The RETAIN Center of Excellence for Mentoring and Induction Teachers hosted a Mentor Collaboration Dinner with Newberry County teachers and administrators on March 2. Hosted at Newberry College’s new Center for Teacher Education, the event was an opportunity for Newberry College professors and Newberry County teachers and administrators to collaborate on field experience, student teaching and induction teachers. 
The RETAIN Center of Excellence was created at Newberry College in 2010 to focus on the issue of retaining the state's in-service teaching professionals. RETAIN supports new teachers and prepares pre-service teachers for the classroom, making a difference with teachers and schools throughout South Carolina.
RETAIN seeks to increase teacher retention in South Carolina by providing quality professional development, mentoring, and support for new teachers. RETAIN hosts the annual statewide New Teacher Induction Symposium for teachers in their first three years of teaching each summer.  This event has impacted hundreds of South Carolina teachers over the last four years. 
RETAIN also hosts the annual GROW Symposium for college education majors from multiple schools to collaborate, network and learn from one another. For more information, go to

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