Recruitment & Retention of Talent PLC

December 7th, 2017 to May 3rd, 2018

Recruitment and Retention of Quality Talent Professional Learning Community
Facilitated by Rajeshri Gandhi Bhatia, Ed-M 
With challenges such as teacher shortages and high turnover rates, members of this PLC will brainstorm strategies to attract teachers to the profession as well as to your building through clear and concise value propositions. Further, this PLC will dive deep into the topic of professionalism with the goal of creating strategies to empower and support educators, teachers, and leaders, as the professionals they are.


Who Should Attend?  

This PLC is built for individuals with responsibilities in HR or school leadership, inclusive of dynamic and forward thinking teacher mentors or PLC leaders that can bring real-world reflection and impact culture from the bottom up. Further, participants must have the ability to implement simple strategy created within the PLC that will lead the group to the discovery of impactful solutions.


Meeting Dates & Location

Meeting 1: December 7, 2017 9:00-12:00 PM | Detroit Marriott Troy
Meeting 2: January 18, 2018 9:00-12:00 PM | Madison-Carver Academy
Meeting 3: March 8, 2018 9:00-12:00 PM | Madison-Carver Academy
Meeting 4: May 3, 2018 11:00-12:30 PM | Virtual Check-in

Madison-Carver Academy
19900 Mcintyre Street
Detroit, MI 48219


About the Facilitator

Rajeshri Gandhi-Bhatia, Ed-M | School Smarts, LLC
Building upon her 17 years of experiences as a math teacher, Founding Principal for a charter school in Chicago, Director of Admission and Marketing, Dean of Faculty and Dean of Education at private schools in California, Rajeshri brings a variety of perspectives to successful school operations and creates customized programs for schools and districts, targeting their main areas for development. A graduate of The University of Michigan and Harvard, she brings resources from her national network to provide professional development to 800+ participating teachers and leaders in the MAPSA TIF Grant and she serves as a leadership coach to school leaders.  She has created leadership development programs for existing and aspiring school leaders, partnering with organizations including Research for Better Teaching, The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and Harvard Graduate School of Education to examine leadership from personal, instructional and organizational perspectives.  She led these groups of Detroit area school leaders and aspiring leaders on visits to high performing charter schools in Boston, Washington DC and New York/New Jersey to broaden their scope of experiences and witness what’s possible when strategic efforts are applied to a shared vision.

P.S. SCECHs will be offered to all participants at no cost for these PLC meetings. Please come prepared with your PIC and email address associated with your SCECH account if you interested in submitting for credits.