Strategies to Attract High-Quality Highly Qualified Teachers to High Need Schools
For the past two years, St Helen Elementary’s teacher turnover rate is less than 1%. Sixty-seven percent of the St. Helen Elementary School staff has been teaching for more than nine years, .8 % of said staff has been teaching in this building for more than four years. (See Figure 3)
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Gerrish-Higgins School District incorporates a variety of continuing education opportunities in order to maintain our high quality teachers. To maintain our high quality of education, professional teaching staff members who join St. Helen School team are mentored by veteran teachers. District-wide ongoing professional development opportunities are offered by the Gerrish-Higgins School District and the Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon (COOR) Intermediate School District (ISD). In addition, the COOR ISD has established the COOR Coordinated Council for Professional Development (CCCPD) which offers a series of professional development opportunities aimed at improving student learning across the curriculum.
Other Strategies Employed to Attract High-Qualified Teachers To Our High Need School:
Offering competitive salary and benefit packages.
Providing a comprehensive orientation that facilitiates a successful transition into teaching.
Including teachers in the continuous improvement process, and other school initiatives and activities.
On-line job recruitment and application.
Attendance at University job fairs and advertisement in local newspapers.