Luxemburg-Casco Superintendent Glenn Schlender is thankful the research on motivation is rendering good results for its teacher retention efforts. Schlender says research shows if money is not a huge factor for them, autonomy, mastery, and purpose are great tools for motivation. Those three factors loom large as the district designs its professional development opportunities for its staff. Training like its Lucy Calkins literacy program is keeping teachers around and catching the attention of UW-Green Bay, according to Schlender.
He also adds that improving teacher pay remains a big priority for the district. New facility upgrades also can’t hurt teacher retention rates. Last week, Luxemburg-Casco School District announced two 4K rooms were finished and footings for other new building additions were underway. You can read that full update online by clicking this link.