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Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
To arrange accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Cheyenne Braaten at 360-725-6430, TTY (360) 664-3631 or by email, within 3 business days of the event. Please note that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require OSPI to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.


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Contractors Needed
BEST is seeking contractors in the following four areas to support the professional growth of teacher mentors and induction specialists to increase the expertise of early-career teachers:

  • Mentor Faculty to train at Mentor Academies
  • Specialized Mentor Faculty to train at Mentor Academy 201 with an emphasis on racial equity
  • Induction Coaches to coach grantee districts in their induction work
  • Regional Mentor Roundtable Facilitators to lead monthly sessions for mentor professional learning

The announcement and application information is available here RFQ No. 2018-29. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 29, 2018.

Questions should be directed to the Contracts office at

Mentor Learning - Teacher Learning - Student Learning

   Updated 5/14/2018

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