Excellent teaching drives student success

The Prichard Committee recognizes educators as the key to ensuring Kentucky students of all backgrounds learn at much higher levels, and that students who have traditionally had less opportunity to excel catch up with their peers.

We support policies and practices to elevate and honor the profession through robust recruitment and selection, preparation grounded in evidence and practice, effective systems of professional growth, compensation adequate to attract and retain strong educators, and finally, career pathways that provide opportunity for leadership and broader impact. We also support efforts to strengthen school leadership.