Santa Cruz / Silicon Valley New Teacher Project

Welcome to the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project

Operated by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project (SC/SVNTP) is a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing-accredited Induction program for both general education teachers and education specialists holding a preliminary credential. 

Melissa Roberts
Senior Director,
Equity | Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley
New Teacher Project
(831) 466-5840

SC/SVNTP Vision, Mission, and Values


The Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project (SC/SVNTP) believes in providing equitable education for each student by developing culturally responsive antiracist teachers who focus on student outcomes.

Mission Statement

The SC/SVNTP, in partnership with participating districts, develops highly trained mentors to collaborate with teachers who are in the process of earning their California Clear Teaching Credential. To ensure growth for each learner, we explore culturally responsive pedagogy through an individualized goal-focused approach, strengthening effective habits of mind and best practices within and beyond the classroom as outlined in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP).


The SC/SVNTP was built on the core values of equity, collaboration, responsiveness, positive presupposition, reflective dialogue, and inquiry stance.