During Superintendent Kathy Hoffman’s first year in office, she created the Educator Recruitment and Retention Team within the Arizona Department of Education. One of the most pressing and concerning problems facing education in our state is our inability to attract and retain teachers. This problem is due to many factors, mainly because we do not offer competitive wages for our educators and our GOP controlled legislature introduces bills every session that demonizes and devalues our public education systems. 

This team was created to unite the efforts of Arizona education leaders to solve our educator workforce challenges. This team aims to help Arizona by serving as a hub of information, connections, and collaboration.