Why the first year of teaching is so hard

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A teacher can make the difference in the life of a student.

According to Envision Utah, research consistently demonstrates that nothing within a school has a greater impact on our children’s future than quality teachers, but Utah is experiencing a large and growing teacher shortage.
Each year, about 12% of teachers leave the profession, and almost half quit within the first five years.

Not only that, but enrollment in teaching programs at Utah’s colleges and universities has declined. So what’s the problem? Does it trace back to the resources available to these teachers?

Bianca Mittendorf has been a teacher at  Davis School District for about three years.

She joined News4Utah’s CW30 in studio Wednesday to discuss the challenges new teachers face as well as the resources that have been made available to help them.

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