“Good Students start with Great Teachers”
Research has repeatedly shown that teachers are the most important factor impacting student achievement.
I want to identify, attract, train, and incentivize effective teachers in our school system. We need to target the top 10% of Washoe County High School graduates, who wish to teach, and award their academic excellence by offering to forgive 1/3 of their student loans if they will teach for 5 years in the Washoe County School District. I also want to increase the base pay for these teachers to incentivize them to stay in the WCSD.