Stay Interviews: Share Your Experiences & Ideas

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ACPS wants employees to remain in their jobs and feel happy, satisfied, and appropriately challenged! “Stay interviews” provide an opportunity for employees to communicate the best parts of their job and share ideas about how the division can do better.

The Department of Human Resources invites all ACPS employees to share your voice and experiences by participating in a stay interview this December 7-15. Throughout this process, we will be looking for trends that can guide the division’s future decision-making.


We are seeking genuine feedback. In order to encourage employees to share their honest opinions, Human Resources will prioritize the confidentiality of participants; we will not share any identifiable information or individual responses with supervisors.

We also want to hear from as many employees as possible! In order to increase participation, we will offer stay interviews in a variety of formats, including individual meetings and small group focus sessions, both of which will be offered in person and virtually. We encourage you to review the available employee group sessions (below) and consider participating in a focus group. You likely fit into more than one employee group. Please select the employee group that most impacts your work and to which you want to lend a voice.

When you’re ready, click here to sign up for a stay interview! We will update the Stay Interview Schedule daily to indicate the number of seats available for each interview slot.

Once you sign up for a time and location, you will receive discussion questions by email, and a Zoom link if appropriate. Feel free to make notes so you can come into the focus group and express the full range of your experiences. We will try to cover a lot of conversation in a short amount of time. Previous thought and attention to the questions will help facilitate efficiency.

You will receive reminder emails and an Outlook calendar invite for the day/time you’ve selected.


We have added a few descriptors and job positions under the various employee groups as a way for you to see yourself in one or more of these groups. All are welcome in any group; however, the homogeneity of groups may provide the opportunity for open sharing and support through shared experiences.

Teaching Assistants
  • All grade levels
  • Special Education
  • Transportation Assistants
Office Associates
  • All levels
  • Bookkeepers
  • Timekeepers
  • Executive Assistants
Child Nutrition, Building Services & Transportation
  • School Support Services
  • Assistants
Special Education
  • Teachers
  • Assistants
New to Teaching (first 3 years as a teacher)
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High
  • All subject areas
New to ACPS (first 3 years with ACPS)
  • Teachers
  • School support
  • Office Assistants
  • Teaching assistants
Elementary School
  • Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Nurses
  • Extended Day Enrichment Program
Middle School
  • Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Nurses
  • Coaches
High School
  • Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Nurses
  • Coaches
Black, Indigenous & People of Color

All employees in any position who identify in this way


All employees in any position who identify in this way

Central Office
  • Lead Coaches
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Equity Specialists
  • Support Services Leadership
School Leadership
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Lab School
  • Center I
  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
Support Services
  • Communications
  • Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Fiscal Services


For more information, please visit our Stay Interviews web page or contact Sarah Lynn, Talent Retention & DEI Program Manager, at