The steady decline in teacher retention within the teaching profession remains a pressing issue for our education system, as it significantly impacts student success. This study investigated the crucial factors influencing teacher retention through a design-based implementation mixed-method research methodology. The research includes gathering current teacher retention data from a large suburban school district, analyzing human resource department field notes, conducting teacher interviews, and administering exit and stay surveys. The findings from the literature review and collected data highlight campus culture, sense of belonging, and teacher participation in shared decision-making as influential factors affecting teacher retention. By examining these factors, this study aims to shed light on the complex dynamics of teacher retention and provide insights for improving the overall educational environment.
Date of publication
Lopez, Toni, "Factors of Teacher Retention" (2023). Education Theses and Dissertations. Paper 9.