Teacher Support

The Amherst County Public Schools offer a strong support for teachers new to the school division.
A Mentor Teacher / Clinical Faculty Program provides optimal support from veteran teachers who have been trained to serve as mentors. This is a collaborative program designed to assist pre-service teachers and beginning teachers to make a successful transition into full-time teaching. To find out more, click the Teacher Mentor link on the left.
Teacher leadership is important in the Amherst County Public Schools; therefore, teachers have many opportunities to learn and take the lead as educators, Leadership opportunities are available for teachers who are interested in writing curriculum, serving as mentor teachers, sharing by conducting in services, writing grants, and serving on division wide committees in areas such as literacy development and technology.
In service opportunities for teachers are provided through division wide staff development and site based staff development funding. Amherst County School teachers have opportunities to attend local, state, and national conferences in their areas of expertise. Additionally, the school division sponsors in service opportunities throughout each school year.
The Amherst County Public School Division is located near a number of excellent colleges and universities. They include:
These institutions of higher learning are located within fifty minutes or less from Amherst, Virginia.