MERC ROUNDTABLE: TEACHER RETENTION
(Pictured left to right) Jonathan Walker (Teacher - Richmond), LaRon Scott (Assistant Professor - VCU SOE), Bruce Fillman (Principal - Chesterfield), Meredith Parker (HR Director - Powhatan), Allison Fleming (Senior Teacher - Hanover)
Members of our research and study teams from the MERC Teacher Retention study discussed what leads teachers to stay and leave the profession, and how we plan to study this issue. Click above to listen to the full episode or jump straight to the parts that interest you the most by clicking below:
Introductions/Who is your favorite teacher?
What is the background for this study?
What do we mean by "teacher retention?"
What are some of the challenges of teacher turnover?
What are the rewards and challenges of being a teacher?
What are the factors that lead teachers to leave the profession?
What role to administrators play in retaining teachers?
What are we planning to explore with this study?