Matthew Finster, Ph.D., a Westat Senior Study Director, is participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) Effective Educator Development (EED) Division’s special Powered by Teach to Lead event on October 7-8, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. Reimagining Our Investments for Strengthening Educator Effectiveness will convene P-12 school districts focused on strengthening educator effectiveness through projects aligned with
- Increasing teacher collaboration through innovative scheduling
- Supporting educator wellness using targeted practices
- Investing in a talented and diverse teacher pipeline
Dr. Finster is working with a team from West Virginia to help address teacher shortages in the state via a Grow Your Own WV Pathway to Teaching initiative to recruit high school students into the profession.