Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
In the role of a building principal, the hiring process is among the most critical components of the job, particularly hiring the right people for the right positions. Yet, hiring approaches vary from principal to principal, building to building, district to district. This study surveyed and interviewed principals and administrators about their hiring processes to determine the most effective and evidence-based approaches to hiring. It identifies several strategies to streamline the hiring process, including using a common set of tools for hiring, adhering to a set timeline for the hiring process, and focusing on criteria for hiring decision-making. This research study also yields a recommendation for policy change related to hiring practices and procedures to better align them across the district. Better aligned hiring procedures will help ensure hiring decisions are most effective.
Goodman, Courtney, "The Elementary School Principal's Influence on Teacher Hiring Practice & Decision Making" (2022). Dissertations. 645.