Educator Workforce Advisory Task Force

This project leverages the resources of various stakeholders in the education system to increase novice teacher retention in high-need school districts and schools. In the first phase of this project, a task force is examining challenges to new teacher retention and developing a conceptual framework for a collaborative initiative to address these challenges. Such an initiative might address induction models, the distribution of new teachers across schools, entry-level compensation, and other factors affecting new teachers. The task force includes teacher educators, teachers, principals, district administrators, school board members, state leaders, and others.

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Educator Workforce Advisory Task Force Members

  • Sharon Robinson, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Chair)
  • Lisa Stooksberry, Sr. Vice President, Standards & Assessment, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (Facilitator)
  • Becky Pringle, Secretary-Treasurer, National Educational Association
  • Thomas Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Board Association
  • Gail Connelly, Executive Director/President, National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • JoAnn Bartoletti, Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Sarah K. Silverman, Ph.D., Program Director, Teacher and Leader Effectiveness, National Governors Association
  • Janice Poda, Ph.D., Strategic Initiative Director, Education Workforce, Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Emily Feistritzer, Ph.D., President/Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Education Information and TeachNow Inc.
  • Delia Garcia, Ed.D., Dean, College of Education, Florida International University
  • Olga M. Welch, Ed.D., Dean, School of Education, Duquesne University
  • Leslie Fenwick, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education, Howard University
  • Alison Hilsabeck, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education, National-Louis University
  • Tracy Schuster-Matlock, Ph.D., Dean, University Academic Programs, St. Ambrose University
  • Ken Witmer, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education, West Chester University
  • Francine Lawrence, Executive Vice President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Melinda George, President, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
  • Suzanne Donovan, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) Institute

Staff contact: Tim Finklea