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Journal of K-12 Educational Research 47 Texas Education Agency. (2020a). Teachers employed by certification classification–by high school district report. TPEIR. | aspx?Page=Employed%20Teachers%20by%20 Certification&ReportName=tpeir_cra_employ_ district&PickList=District&SubList=No&Title= Teachers%20Employed%20by%20Certification%20 Classification%20-%20by%20High%20School%20Dis Texas Education Agency. (2020b). 2020-21 Teacher shortage areas and loan forgiveness programs. https://tea. correspondence/taa-letters/2020-2021-teacher-shortage- areas-and-loan-forgiveness-programs U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Southwest Information Office. (2020, April 2). Dallas-Fort Worth area employment—November 2019. regions/southwest/newsrelease/areaemployment_ dallasfortworth.htm Yockey, R. (2018). SPSS demystified: A simple guide and reference (3rd ed.). Routledge. Zamarro, G., Camp, A., Fuchsman, D., & McGee, J. (2021, September 8). How the pandemic has changed teachers’ commitment to remaining in the classroom. Brookings. brown-center-chalkboard/2021/09/08/how-the- pandemic-has-changed-teachers-commitment-to- remaining-in-the-classroom/ About the Author Dr. Kimberly Coppens serves as Virtual Math Instructional Designer/ AP Statistics Teacher in Lewisville ISD and Doctoral Coach for Dissertation Pathways. Other previous positions held include Communications Business Process Consultant for Target Corp., Human Resources Leader for Morton Automotive Coatings, and Corporate Leader of Employee Development for Panduit Corp. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Lewis University, a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago, and a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership K-12 from Dallas Baptist University. She can be reached at