Supporting Effective Teachers and Leaders

Cultivating a pool of highly effective teachers and leaders is critical to improving school performance and preparing students for the future. REL Appalachia has recognized this connection and is working to identify the factors that contribute to the departure and retention of quality teachers, especially in rural districts, and the role of professional development and professional learning communities.

Goals and Objectives

The rural nature of much of the REL Appalachia region makes it difficult to hire and retain qualified teachers and administrators.  In addition, the anticipated growing demand for rigorous courses further requires the hiring and retention of qualified teachers and administrators.  These circumstances make it all the more crucial for the REL states to ensure sufficient and equitable access to both qualified instructional leaders and teachers.


Archived Events

October 2014

Five Steps for Structuring Data-Informed Conversations and Action in Education       

September 2014

Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 through 8

September 2014

Using Student Surveys as a Measure of Teacher Effectiveness

July 2014

Data Use Primer: Starting with the End in Mind

June 2014

Building a Culture of Collaborative Inquiry to Improve Adolescent Literacy

April 2014

Managing Research Requests in a Local Education Agency

May 2013

2013 Virginia Association of School Superintendents Conference: Assessment and Accountability That Make Sense