Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 (BCUSD) is located in Belvidere, Illinois. The district is comprised of two high schools, two middle schools, five elementary schools and one specialty (STEM) school. BCUSD works diligently to continuously improve the processes and standards employed to provide a quality education to its students in kindergarten through 12th grades. The current focus of some of these efforts include leveraging new technologies in the delivery of educational experiences, developing a reinvigorated core curriculum, adopting standards-based grading, and forming a multi-dimensional team dedicated to mentoring new teachers and supporting district initiatives. The latter, a completely new instructional support group, was tasked with developing the foundation for a highly effective, supportive, flexible and result-driven team in just one year.