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School administrators are rarely trained in hiring strategies, yet a school's faculty is pivotal for student success. Principals, assistant principals, and personnel directors all need this book as a guideline and blueprint for their hiring. Often educators rely on ‘gut’ feelings to hire new teachers and there has to be a better way.

Need for Best Practice in Hiring
Need for Best Practice in Hiring

How principals hire, assign, and provide growth opportunities for teachers likely has major ramifications regarding teacher quality.

(Donaldson, 2011, p. 27)

The value of an effective teacher can hardly be disputed. Marzano (2010) wrote, “Today it is considered common knowledge that a classroom teacher is probably the single most powerful influence on student achievement that is within the control of the educational system” (p. 213). Donaldson's research supported the claim, “There is growing evidence that, of all school resources, teachers have the largest impact on student achievement” (2011, p. 27). If, as Kersten's work indicated, “a growing body of research has confirmed the link between excellent teachers and increased student achievement,” then “consequently, selecting outstanding ...

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