A Word from Kate Walsh
There are still too few examples of school districts approaching initial tenure decision and annual teacher evaluations with the commitment needed to identify and recognize genuine teaching talent. Even fewer provide higher pay to those superstar teachers who clearly stand out and who serve as role models for all teachers. But it’s not just a problem of pay that causes teachers to leave the profession. Good teachers, just like any professional, want to work with other good teachers in schools that have high standards. They will inevitably seek leadership opportunities but often find that the only ones available take them away from doing what they do best: teaching.