The Great Teacher Resignation -- the Next Education First Compact on Oct 13

The Great Teacher Resignation — the Next Education First Compact on Oct 13

By Allison Kelsey Posted: October 3, 2022

Join us for the October 13th session of the Philadelphia Education Fund’s monthly conversation series, Education First Compact.

The Great Teacher Resignation – Meeting the Needs of Educators

Who are the most burned-out workers in America? According to a February Gallup poll, the answer is… teachers! More teachers quit this June than during the height of the pandemic. And, nearly half of America’s school districts started off the school year with significant teacher vacancies.

In response, some districts began asking administrators, retired teachers, government employees and even cops to help out in the classroom. Others explored fast tracking or waiving teacher certification requirements for career professionals. Certainly, these stop-gap measures shine a light on the need for longer-term strategies.

So, what is required to build a robust teacher pipeline? How can a district heighten job satisfaction amongst its educators? What must be done to aid in the retention of America’s teacher workforce? Sounds like hard work, but are there any easy answers?


  • Fatim Byrd, Middle School Teacher and 2023 Teach Plus Pennsylvania Policy Fellow
  • Chris McGinley, D.Ed, Professor of Practice, Policy, Organizational and Leadership Studies, Temple University
  • Laura Boyce, Pennsylvania Executive Director, Teach Plus
  • Larisa Shambaugh, Chief Talent Officer, School District of Philadelphia

Moderated by Farah Jimenez, President and CEO, Philadelphia Education Fund

Program Schedule

  • 7:45-8:00am Networking
  • 8:00-8:10am Welcome Remarks
  • 8:10-9:10am Panel Discussion
  • 9:10-9:45am Moderated Q&A

Register early as space is limited. Subscribe to reserve your seat for the 2022-23 Ed Compact series.