Leaders of high-performing schools and systems view hiring as a way to strategically improve teacher capacity and overall school performance.
Every time a school leader has the opportunity to hire a new teacher, she should ideally take that opportunity to evaluate what skills the school, position, and teaching team require, what capabilities are missing on the faculty, and what kind of teacher could strengthen the school.
Districts typically spend very few recruiting dollars per teacher hired—and it shows in the quantity and quality of candidates. Spending wisely on recruiting and hiring is a good investment of resources, and is well worth the cost if the district ends up with the best possible teachers.
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