Building on the work of researchers like Dr. Richard Ingersoll, we understand that completing our Teacher Education Program is just the beginning of a professional teaching career. We know that the first 3-5 years of teaching are critical to the continued growth of teachers’ professional knowledge and skills. For this reason, we developed the Philadelphia Area New Teacher Network as a way to support our alumni as they move into the classroom. The network supports our goal of creating teacher leaders in classrooms and schools. For example, we are currently providing a workshop for teachers who have taught for five years or more to serve as mentors new teachers.