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New Teacher Support

New York City Public Schools supports our newest teachers in a variety of ways - in person, online, and in community settings.

New Teacher Week

New Teacher Week is an annual event to welcome our teachers who are new to teaching in NYC public schools. Newly hired teachers will have the opportunity to hear from special guest speakers, learn about key NYC Public Schools policies, engage with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and have the option to participate in networking opportunities.


If you are a newly hired teacher in a NYC public school, your school will assign you a mentor to help support you through your first year of teaching. You will develop a special relationship with your school-based mentor who is there to support your continuous professional growth and learning. Mentor support may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Resources for planning units and lessons 
  • Classroom intervisitations and debriefs 
  • Reflections on your teaching practice 
  • Professional goal-setting 

First Class 

First Class is a digital newsletter designed specifically for NYC Public School's newest teachers. It is delivered periodically - 5-6x per school year - to all first-year teachers’ inboxes. The publication is also sent to their mentors, as well. Each issue highlights tools, resources, and recommendations designed to ensure a successful first year in the classroom.  

New Teacher Surveys

All first-year NYC Public School teachers are surveyed at the beginning and the end of each school year. The surveys give school and central administrators greater insight into the experiences, satisfaction, and professional needs of new teachers citywide so they can better support new teachers.