Our mentors used to evaluate new teachers but now their job has changed. Our mentors are trained to help new teachers become comfortable enough to ask for help in an area they may find difficult or overwhelming. Mentors do not report to administrators. The administrator's job is to simply introduce the new teacher to his/her mentor and assure the new teacher that the mentor is there for help not for evaluation. All of our mentors give the new teachers directories of school personnel and a description of where they can get the things they need.