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May 2024

New Report:
Tackling Teacher Retention with a Multi-Faceted, Whole-Person Approach in Jefferson County Public Schools

by Dr. Geoff Marietta

Upbeat released our newest case study focused on our partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky at the beginning of May.

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June 12, 2024
12:00 PM EST/11AM CST

Teacher Retention in Jefferson County Schools: A Multi-Faceted Approach

Upbeat will host a free webinar diving into Jefferson County Public School's strategy to support teacher retention, leading to 94.9% retention in 2023-24. Dr. Aimee Green-Webb (Chief of Human Resources), Dr. Marco Munoz (Assistant Director Employee Retention New Teacher Support/Retention), Dr. Totetta Taul (Principal). and Dr. Carla Soeder-Kolodey (Principal) will join to share Clear examples of how JCPS has incorporated teacher voice into strategic retention plans.

Register here. Space is limited.

Press & Announcements


Intentional Retention Via Perception Surveys

Read this recent article from School Administrators magazine featuring insights from Sheila Dorsey-Smith, assistant superintendent of human resources at Kalamazoo Public Schools, as she shares insights on utilizing Upbeat's Engagement Survey for Teachers. Hear how the district achieved an impressive 86% teacher retention rate, surpassing the statewide average.

Read the article here >>


Press Release:
New Study Reveals Impact of Belonging and Wellbeing on Teacher Retention

Upbeat has unveiled its latest research report, "Belonging & Wellbeing: Key Pieces of the Teacher Retention Puzzle," delving into the crucial relationship between belonging, wellbeing, and teacher retention. Authored by Dr. Havala Hanson and Dr. Matthew A. Kraft, the report underscores a significant correlation: a 10 percentage point rise in positive perceptions of Belonging & Wellbeing is linked with a notable 6 percentage point increase in school retention rates.

Learn more here >>


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