Civic society depends upon a well educated citizenry. The 'front-line' to a developing and sustaining a well informed citizenry is public schools. The success of our youth depends upon our ability to recruit and retain high quality teachers to work in public education. The United States and other countries face a critical teacher shortage. This poster shares preliminary findings from a study of why people become teachers and what factors influence their decision to stay or leave the profession.
Educated civic society
Civic, Political, and Community Studies
Professor of Practice, Education Leadership and Graduate Studies, Salisbury University, United States
MD, United States
Dr. Jon Andes is a Professor of Practice at Salisbury University, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and Executive Director of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Education Consortium. Previously, he served as Superintendent of Worcester County Public Schools in Worcester County, Maryland. He has experience as a high school Social Studies Teacher, an Assistant Principal, a Principal, and as an Assistant Superintendent in Human Resources. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in foundations of education and graduate courses in divesity, school law, finance and curriculum. As an avid school reform advocate, he was recognized as Maryland Superintendent of the Year in 2001. In addition, Dr. Andes was named by the College of Education at the University of Maryland as a distinguished alumni.