WDE Launch Teacher Retention & Recruitment Taskforce

WDE & PTSB Launch Teacher Retention & Recruitment Taskforce with Call for Members

Written by on January 9, 2023

Following the establishment of the Wyoming Teacher Apprenticeship last fall, the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) and the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) turn their attention to the creation of a Teacher Retention and Recruitment Task Force, a recent report states.

“With the Wyoming Teacher Apprenticeship up and rolling, the WDE is very excited to shift focus into the Teacher Retention and Recruitment Task Force and work directly with stakeholders from around the state on this critical issue,” Communications Director Linda Finnerty says.

The mission of the task force will be to develop recommendations for “state policymakers, district-level, and school-level staff to increase efforts to positively impact the education workforce.”

From January 9-20, 2023, the WDE and PTSB will begin accepting applications for stakeholders to participate here.

The task force will be composed of up to three district superintendents, three principals, 10 teachers, one parent, one teacher who has left the profession, one personnel director, one school counselor, and one post-secondary representative.

Those applying will need to be available for an initial in-person meeting on Saturday, February 11, 2023, in Casper, followed by monthly meetings held in-person on the second Saturday of the month through May. Additional virtual meetings will be scheduled as needed. Applicants will be notified of their selection status by February 1, 2023.

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