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.
Chapter 2: Creating a Blueprint for Hiring
Creating a Blueprint for Hiring
“The teacher hiring process has always been pressure-filled.”
The often-cited phrase, “Failing to plan is planning to fail,” hits the mark regarding hiring new faculty. Liu and Johnson (2006) called typical hiring practices “late, rushed, and information-poor” (p. 324). The research of Rose, English, and Finney (2014) indicated that “as many as 62 percent of teachers are hired within a month of the start date” (p. 3). To improve hiring, it must be prioritized as a year-round job, with many people involved at different levels of the process.
If you are new to a position, or striving to improve hiring, first gather whatever is written about your district's practices. Ask the appropriate ...