George Lucas Educational Foundation
Desiree Carver-Thomas

Desiree Carver-Thomas

Learning Policy Institute, Research and Policy Associate

Desiree Carver-Thomas is a member of LPI’s Educator Quality Team. She is the lead author of Teacher Turnover: Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It, Addressing California’s Growing Teacher Shortage: 2017 Update and is the co-author of the Institute’s report, A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S.


  • Teacher Development
    Roughly 16 percent of teachers in the U.S. change jobs or leave the profession annually. Here are three ideas for reducing that number.