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July 18, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Unveils Strategic Plan to Recruit and Retain Educators in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today released The Foundation of Our Economy: Pennsylvania Educator Workforce Strategy, 2022-2025, PDE's strategic plan to recruit and retain more educators across the commonwealth.

Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty joined Laura Boyce, Pennsylvania executive director of Teach Plus; John Ward, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE); and the Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium (PEDC) to announce the plan.

"Educators are the cornerstone of our communities and serve as the gateway to our collective future; without them, our workforce and economy cannot survive," said Hagarty. "Like other states across the nation, we have been grappling with an educator workforce shortage that would have severe and long-lasting implications for generations to come. However, Pennsylvania is acting now to reverse course, and this plan will help guide us as we recruit and retain teachers, school leaders, early childhood professionals, school librarians, and other vital personnel at all levels, from pre-K to high school, in all corners of the commonwealth."

Speakers Include:
Acting Secretary Eric Hagarty, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Dr. Tanya Garcia
Laura Boyce, Teach Plus
John Ward, PAC-TE
Dr. Andrea Terrero Gabbadon, Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty unveils the Department of Education's strategic plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Tanya Garcia, Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Postsecondary and Higher Education, discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Executive Director of Teach Plus Laura Boyce discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, 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July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty unveils the Department of Education's strategic plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Tanya Garcia, Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Postsecondary and Higher Education, discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Executive Director of Teach Plus Laura Boyce discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Executive Director of Teach Plus Laura Boyce discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Ward, President of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE), discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Ward, President of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE), discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Ward, President of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE), discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Andrea Terrero Gabbadon, Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium, discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Andrea Terrero Gabbadon, Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium, discusses the Department of Education's plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty unveils the Department of Education's strategic plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20975_pde_workforceStrategy_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty unveils the Department of Education's strategic plan to recruit and retain educators in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on July 18, 2022.