Arizona task force created to stem teacher brain drain

| June 24, 2015

By Angela Gonzales • Phoenix Business Journal

Jennifer Johnson, former superintendent of Glendale Union High School District, had been hearing about teachers leaving Arizona’s public schools in droves, even before their contracts ended.

“Arizona in the last couple of years has lost 20 percent of its first-year teachers and 24 percent of its second-year teachers,” Johnson said. “That means we lost 44 percent of our new teachers by the end of their second year. The national average is to lose 50 percent of your teachers in the first five years.”

She now serves as executive director of Support our Schools Arizona, a volunteer grassroots parent advocacy group, but also maintains her position on the Educator Retention and Recruitment Task Force.

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