Solving Your Teacher Shortage from Within: Apprenticeship and
On-the-Job Advancement Strategies

Apprenticeship programs

Administrators are grappling for talent as many school districts nationwide are experiencing a staffing crisis. Now more than ever, school districts need innovative approaches to developing their teaching pipelines and retaining teaching talent. 

Read this brief about how three innovative leaders are implementing new approaches with on-the-job teacher apprenticeship and degree-based programs. These educators share their strategies:

  • Dr. Verna Ruffin, Superintendent, Waterbury Public Schools, CT
  • Dr. Sean Impeartice, Chief Academic Officer, Clarksville-Montgomery School System, TN
  • David Donaldson, founder and Managing Partner, National Center for Grow Your Own


About BloomBoard
BloomBoard is a talent development provider that enables K-12 school districts to grow, advance, and retain educators by making professional education a benefit of employment. We offer turn-key programs for school districts to move educators forward at all points of their professional journey. Our platform connects districts to higher education institutions that offer certification and degree programs using a unique, on-the-job instructional model. We help to assess needs, build and implement plans, and celebrate educator success. 



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