Our name is PrincipalsConnect, but we do a lot with teachers. Why?

Our principals determine our focus. At the top of their list is teacher retention and morale. 

The nation is experiencing a teacher crisis and Kansas City is at the epicenter. Half of teachers leave the profession within five years. The number of students enrolled in teaching courses has declined by 30% in the past decade. Plus, Missouri is #49 in the US for average starting teacher salaries. COVID negatively accelerated trends as well, and many educators have claimed classroom behavior is the worst it’s been. 

Principals cannot do their jobs without teachers, which is why teacher retention and morale is also at the top of PrincpalsConnect’s list.

Thanks for providing us ongoing opportunities for adventure, enrichment, and community involvement. We appreciate you!

TeacherTrailwoods Elementary School