ABOUT REACH VIRGINIA
Reach Virginia serves as a catalyst for retaining novice educators.
Bringing together school divisions, universities and other partners, Reach Virginia collectively sets the standards for a unified framework of high quality mentoring.
This program was previously known as the Teacher Induction Network as supported by the Apple FCU Foundation. Effective January 1, 2021, the Loudoun Education Foundation serves as the program’s host.
Reach Virginia supports new teacher mentoring programs across these 26 Virginia school divisions.
I can’t begin to tell you what I continue to learn personally and professionally from participating in Reach Virginia. It has built my capacity as a leader to then build capacity in my division’s new teachers.
My school division’s program was completely built on our participation in Reach Virginia.
Advocates for Mentoring
Reach Virginia is united in a cause—to continue to advocate for the power of high-quality mentoring to impact new teachers and the students they teach.
There is so much organization behind the scenes that keeps us together. That structure is instrumental in guiding us to become a cohesive group with a common vision and mission. How else would you ever get 12 school divisions to agree to develop a common system to evaluate their programs?
Surpassing Our Boundaries
At first we were individual voices. What has sustained us is that bigger concept—we’ve moved away from the boundaries of our school divisions and united together behind a cause. We’re in a critical area of need—teacher retention—that can have huge implications for our community.