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Thriving Schools believes that school employee wellness is an essential component of helping schools to be the healthiest they can be. School employee wellness means support for the physical, emotional, and professional well-being of all school employees, from teachers and administrators to food service and maintenance staff.

Support for employees at your school can range from wellness programs and activities to creating school-wide policies and environmental changes. Successful approaches often incorporate both.

A healthy school workplace helps retain teachers and staff, reduces stress, boosts job satisfaction and supports employees to perform at their best. They are absent fewer days and more likely to stay in their positions, creating the continuity and stability that’s essential for students’ success. Teachers and staff are also influential role models for students.

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