(WEAU) - "Can't wait to get the students in here and get their excitement and really start doing things," said Emily Schlieve, 7th grade English teacher, new to the district.
7th grade English teacher, Emily Schlieve is new to the district this year and is ready to work where she learned the finest moments in literature.
"These were the types of classes that I had. I'm actually working next door and working with my 5th grade teacher," said Schlieve.
"I think we attracted from other districts where they weren't as respectful to their employees," said Ron Martin, Eau Claire President of Association of Educators.
Ron Martin says on average there's about 30 - 50 new teachers hired on by the district each year.
South Middle School has 7 out of the 112 hired.
Martin says he talked with a few teachers that left. Some chose to retire, but others were unhappy with Wisconsin politics and unstable contracts.
"Without a contract we're really a year by year employee there are no guarantees for leaves of absence,” said Martin.
He says about 26 teachers were hired on for emergency contracts, but that's also a reason some left.
"In an emergency contract, there's a lot of uncertainty there as well and you go year to year no accruing any benefits,” said Martin.
But he says veteran teachers teaming up with those new to the district helps the future
"That will help us re-vitalize. It will help us all grow and become a better district," said Martin.
"I think it’s really exciting that were getting really this infusion of fresh blood and ideas. This is my dream job, this where I want to be . I'm really excited to get started here and add to the district," said Schlieve.