In the past few years, the number of individuals acquiring initial teacher certifications has dropped by approximately 45%. In addition, according to a 2016 study by the US Department of Education, only about 15% of the teaching force in the US identifies as black, latinx or other minority. With the decline in the number of qualified candidates for teaching positions, and the disproportionate number of minority teachers, it is imperative that principals and human resources officers have a plan for recruitment and hiring. Using what you have learned by reading The Principal as Human Resources Leader, develop a report for the Board of School Directors that summarizes the need for a plan to ensure that you are recruiting, hiring and retaining the most qualified teachers for your school.
Your plan should include:
· Summary of demographic data of teachers in your school – Number of years of experience,
subjects/certifications, race, gender, etc.
· Summary of the demographic date of the students your school – grade, % free and reduced lunch,
race/culture, gender, % special education, % gifted, etc.
· Summary of current recruiting, hiring and retention practices and an analysis of its effectiveness –
The Human Resources Director and the Principal Mentor may provide helpful information for
· Summary of district policy regarding recruiting, hiring and retention
· Job Description for teachers in your district – If one does not exist, create one. If the current job
description appears to benefit from revision – revise it.
· Statement of need for a plan for recruiting, hiring and retaining a qualified and diverse teaching
· Potential goals and actions for recruiting, hiring and retaining qualified teachers – 2 goals under each section