Employee Retention

I served as chair of the Board of Education’s Human Resource Committee where I advocated pro-employee initiatives such as the locality supplement, which for the upcoming year is $5,000 annually for teachers. While this is certainly helpful, there is more to retaining teachers than money. The work environment needs to be a positive one that fosters each teacher’s professional growth, especially new teachers. The District should be cautious about programs that require the teacher to focus on paperwork instead of classroom learning.