The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee announced a partnership with Upbeat, an innovative teacher retention organization led by former teachers and school leaders.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee announced a partnership with Upbeat, an innovative teacher retention organization led by former teachers and school leaders. The district has several initiatives for employee recruitment and retention aligned with the 22-23 Strategic Work Goals for Maximizing Employee Capacity, including the first apprenticeship program for teaching in the country registered by the Department of Labor and a diversity mentoring program.
Upbeat will administer a comprehensive, research-based survey administration to certified and classified staff across 39 Clarksville-Montgomery schools this fall to measure growth in research-based categories that impact teacher retention, including school climate, hiring and onboarding, professional development, and teacher appreciation.
"We are excited to partner with a company that has a proven track record of improving teacher morale and retention with partner districts," Clarksville-Montgomery Chief Academic Officer Dr. Sean Impeartice said. "Their engagement survey uniquely suited for K-12 teaching, alongside excellent principal coaching, is what made Upbeat stand out to our district leadership."
After analyzing the staff engagement data, Clarksville-Montgomery district leaders will work with an Upbeat Leadership Coach, a former district or school leader, to examine data and understand key insights in the district's current retention and engagement efforts. Upbeat will also provide Clarksville-Montgomery with exit surveys and analysis into why teachers are leaving the district.
"Figuring out how to best support teachers is crucial for teacher retention," Upbeat Founder and CEO Henry Wellington said. "We're excited to partner with Clarksville-Montgomery and help the district prioritize and focus on what teachers need most."
Upbeat's unique approach empowers districts with fast data on teachers' opinions through surveys customized to examine the most pressing issues in its schools. The company then equips leaders as partners in implementing research-based strategies that address the identified challenges through tailored toolkits, intervention strategies, and actionable next steps for principals and superintendents.
Kate Chizek, Upbeat, 1 3193830688, [email protected]