School of Education
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
Teacher retention, Rural Schools, Mississippi, Rural School Districts, Education in Mississippi, Impact of Rural Schools
Yarbrough, Melissa Danielle, "Solving the Problem of Poor Teacher Retention in a Small Rural Mississippi School District" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3179.
This applied research study was designed to determine how to solve the ongoing problem of teacher retention in a rural Mississippi school district. This study used both qualitative and quantitative research methods to determine how to solve the problem of teacher retention within one relatively small, rural Mississippi school district. After identifying common influencers, the researcher proposed a plan to offer a systematic retention plan for improved teacher retention that can be used within one rural Mississippi school district. The plan included guided instruction and established a program that addresses many of the issues that were discovered using a mix-method approach of both qualitative and quantitative data.