Across the U.S., it’s safe to say that many teachers are simply overwhelmed. In their role, they’re not only educators teaching a curriculum, but leaders, listeners and mentors. In recent years, however, the pandemic has only exacerbated these duties and some educators are perpetually stressed, leaving the field for good. We speak with two education experts about the current classroom landscape, the importance of mental health and what schools can do to fully support their teachers to make sure their needs are heard.
- Dr. Olga Acosta Price, associate professor, Milken Institute of Public Health, George Washington University, director, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools.
- Sue Gaertner, director, Trinity Church Nursery School.
Links for Additional Info:
- Olga Acosta Price, PhD – George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, D.C.
- Wilmette Illinois Preschool
- Trinity Church Nursery School – Wilmette, Illinois Preschool
- “Teacher shortages impacting schools nationwide” – Fox Business Article
- “Why So Many Teachers Are Thinking of Quitting” – The Washington Post Magazine