Employees across all sectors—including in education—are frustrated, burned-out, and seeking higher pay and greater work-life balance. This, combined with a nationwide teacher shortage and cost-of-living increases, is making it challenging for many schools to recruit, hire, and retain qualified staff. So, how can independent schools address faculty and staff expectations and become a workplace of choice? What will it take to bolster our teaching and leadership pipelines? And how can schools support employees in ways that ultimately benefit students and independent school sustainability? We explore these questions and more in the Spring 2024 issue of Independent School magazine.