Some would say that summer months for a middle school principal are relaxing and quiet.
Some may say that the summer is a time to catch up on things that may have gone by the wayside during the school year.
However, sometimes things come up that require a lot of time related to the success of students and the building of a great team.
Consider the interview process and the selection of candidates.
This year, we are filling openings from Associate Principal to half-time admin. assistant. Each of our openings affords and opportunity-to bring the best and brightest candidates to Elm Place in hopes in improving student learning. These is little doubt that recruiting, hiring, and developing high quality staff is one of the most important functions of a building leader.
Consider this article.
The interview process is one that directly impacts students, though the summer months make the school year seem far away.
However, staff decisions made in June, July, and August are of primary importance when planning for the continued success of our students.