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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.

Determining and Training Those Who Hire
Determining and Training Those Who Hire

“Administrators are using different approaches for hiring teachers.”

(O'Donovan, 2012, p. 23)

“Using a teacher selection model with multiple measures to assess teacher candidates is a first step to improving the hiring process.”

(S. L. Camp, personalcommunication [e-mail], June 20, 2014)

Some student teachers think that they can apply for a job by walking into a principal's office and delivering a resume. While this may still be possible in the smallest of school districts, it would be very rare that only a principal is involved in the hiring of new teachers. The principal is a pivotal, if not the critical, player in hiring; however, many other people are involved in the process.

The district needs a written policy ...

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