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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.

Reviewing the Keys for Successful Hiring
Reviewing the Keys for Successful Hiring

Those involved in hiring have probably heard some clichés about the hiring process. “Hire slowly—release quickly.” “When in doubt, go with your gut.” “Your first reaction is probably the right one.” “A really needy candidate will probably give more to the position.” “Don't look at grades, they don't mean a lot.” “Better to hire the devil that you know than the one you don't.” “Don't hire the candidate with the master's degree. They think they know too much and they cost more.”

The stakes are too high in today's schools to rely on folk wisdom or old sayings for the hiring of new teachers. A new hire must be able to walk into a ...

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