Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - Public Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Carla Sparks

Second Advisor

Dr. Lorrie Butler


Teacher mobility, turnover, and attrition have been continuous issues in public education and have only grown with the introduction of COVID-19 into our society. The purpose of this study was to determine how COVID-19 had impacted these issues and to find solutions for retaining teachers in the profession. The context of this study was to determine factors that educators, teachers, administrators, and parents from across the United States believed impacted teacher attrition and to get input from them on what changes were needed to keep teachers in the profession. My study shows via quantitative and qualitative data that teacher attrition was an issue before COVID-19, and with the addition of eLearning and health concerns due to COVID-19, became even a greater issue. My study on teacher attrition aligned with that of current research and suggested that administrator support, more support for new teachers in the profession, and policy changes were just some of the recommendations from stakeholders that would help solve the issue of teacher attrition.