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A Word From The Superintendent


The word “mentor” comes from Greek mythology and has its roots in the terms “steadfast” and “enduring.” Since then, the term mentor has become synonymous in Western thought with one who is a wise teacher, a trusted guide, and a friend. 

A positive self-image is crucial to academic achievement. How we view ourselves determines our goals, behaviors, and responses to others. Students need to know someone cares about them. A mentor provides young people with emotional and social support, friendship, compassion, positive reinforcement, and a constructive example. As a mentor, you will provide that encouragement and assistance. 

We appreciate your willingness to be a friend and to give your time to help students in Temple ISD and look forward to working with you in this very important endeavor. 
Bobby Ott, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Temple ISD