Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year the Foundation for Tulsa Schools prioritized funding support for novice teachers. This includes on-boarding, additional professional development days and mentoring from a seasoned peer. The Foundation is committed to continuing to support additional resources for Tulsa Public Schools’ novice teacher workforce.
Through these investments novice teacher retention increased 7% from the previous year; equating to 70 additional teachers choosing to stay at Tulsa Public Schools. The Foundation plans to continue our investment in novice teachers with a goal of further increasing retention from 75.5% to 80%.