The Problem

Teachers are leaving the profession at alarming rates

The issue is ESPECIALLY prevalent in high poverty communities with disproportionate numbers of people of color.

Students enter the classroom in need of academic and social emotional supports but are often met with new teachers who have not been properly trained to meet those needs. Teachers feel ineffective, students feel disconnected. Ultimately the teacher resigns and students rebel.

Many schools have openings that are filled by long term subs or worse, a string of short term ones.
When teachers do not understand their context, they struggle to teach their content. Students pay the highest price of all.

We believe that by better preparing teachers for and supporting them through the reality of the high needs classroom we can stem the tide of teachers leaving the profession.