What Really Works? How Successful School Leaders Retain Teachers


December 2023

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This final composite explores the challenges and strategies campus-level leaders at high-poverty schools use to retain teachers. The first scholarly deliverable is a case study article that could be used to teach and grow aspiring principals through their master’s or doctoral work in educational leadership. The title of this article is “We Turned Around a Struggling School, Now What?” This case explores the sustainability of school improvement work through the lens of retaining quality teachers after turnaround funding and initiatives end. The final scholarly deliverable is an empirical article titled “What Really Works, How Successful School Leaders Retain Teachers.” This empirical article focuses on examining the unique challenges high-poverty campuses face when it comes to recruiting and retaining quality teachers.



Teacher retention and Educational Leadership