Educator Support and Development


Delaware Looks to Build on Success Strengthening its Educator Workforce

March 20th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard

Delaware continues to launch strategies to further strengthen its educator workforce—from increased pay recommended in the next budget cycle—to a handful of new bills introduced in Legislative Hall this session. Like the rest of the country, Delaware has fewer teachers in its pipeline than in generations past, punctuated by declines...

Burnout Remains a Reality for Many Educators. What Support is On the Way?

October 11th, 2023

Author: Kim Lopez

It's well known that teachers faced many challenges during the pandemic, but those new challenges often just piled on top of existing duties and magnified the persistent and growing number of responsibilities placed on teachers across the country. This reality has not gone away despite the dissipating urgency of the pandemic, as “the...

“This is going to really support teachers.” Talking Affinity Groups with Local Teacher Alena Warner-Chisolm

May 31st, 2023

Author: Matt Amis

Alena Warner-Chisolm, a 14-year veteran of Delaware schools (with stops in Christina, Red Clay, and Lake Forest districts) is an English language arts teacher at Stanton Middle School—and one of the first participants in the district’s affinity group for teachers of color. The groups—which Rodel helped catalyze in Red Clay and...

A Coherent Vision for Supporting Teachers Emerging in Delaware

May 24th, 2023

Author: Mark Baxter

National headlines over the last few years echoed what education insiders have known for a while: states like Delaware need to better support its teachers, who, even post-pandemic, are increasingly overburdened and scarce.   One persistent wrinkle among the set of challenges: our teacher workforce doesn’t reflect the diversity of our...