Helping new teachers stay and thrive in rural schools

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Among the many challenges facing rural administrators, recruiting and retaining teachers is often at the top of the list. Given the time and energy invested to successfully attract, recruit, and hire a new teacher, there is a significant need to adopt strategies that will help to retain new rural teachers. Rural administrators can support new teachers so that they stay—and thrive—in rural districts by connecting teachers with the community, supporting place-based practices in the classroom, and helping new teachers build relationships both in and out of school.


Devon Brenner et al, Helping new teachers stay and thrive in rural schools, Phi Delta Kappan (103, 4) pp. . Copyright © 2021. DOI: 10.1177/00317217211065821. Users who receive access to an article through a repository are reminded that the article is protected by copyright and reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses. Users may also download and save a local copy of an article accessed in an institutional repository for the user's personal reference. For permission to reuse an article, please follow our Process for Requesting Permission.


rural, teacher, recruitment, retention, community, connection, place-based


Brenner, D., Azano, A. P., & Downey, J. (2021). Helping new teachers stay and thrive in rural schools. Phi Delta Kappan, 103(4), 14-18.
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