Santa Cruz / Silicon Valley New Teacher Project

Debi Bodenheimer​
Associate Superintendent
Educational Services
(831) 466-5890
Melissa Roberts
Senior Director, Equity | Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project
(831) 466-5840

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. 

SC/SVNTP Mission Statement

The Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project (SC/SVNTP) believes that every student deserves a quality teacher. To achieve this goal, the SC/SVNTP collaborates with participating districts to partner highly trained mentors with teachers in order to earn their California Clear Teaching Credential. The SC/SVNTP is built on the core values of equity, responsiveness, positive presupposition, reflective dialogue, and inquiry stance. Through an individualized goal-focused approach, the SC/SVNTP guides teachers and mentors in strengthening best practices within and beyond the classroom as outlined in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) to ensure the growth of all students.

SC/SVNTP Program Goal: To achieve Educational equity by developing antiracist educators who focus on student outcomes