Division of K-12 Public Schools

Educator Recruitment Development & Retention


Eileen L. McDaniel, Chief
Turlington Building, Suite 124
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Phone: 850-245-0435
Fax: 850-245-0543
E-Mail:

The most important factor in the achievement of our students is the effectiveness of the teachers and principals who serve them. The Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention is committed to supporting and improving educator quality by providing assistance to educators, potential educators and school district staff in the areas of educator preparation, recruitment, professional development, recognition, and performance. Within these areas, our staff implement special programs including Troops to Teachers Program, the Dale Hickam Excellent Teaching Program, The Florida Department of Education – Macy’s Teacher of the Year Program, and the William Cecil Golden Professional Development Program for School Leaders. Links and information about these and our many other services in educator quality may be found by selecting the links on the left of this page or by contacting our office.